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Education Programme

Our Education Department is an important part of the hospice, offering education to those involved in care services such as palliative care and end of life care, either here at the hospice or in hospital, within the community or perhaps the patient’s own home.


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Hydration at the End of Life

This study session is set against the background of the NICE guidance on ‘Care of the dying adult in the last days of life’ (2015) and its focus on maintaining hydration. It will provide an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of some of the key aspects of hydration for the person at the end of their life and consider current evidence. This will include exploring issues related to clinically assisted hydration and the potential ethical scenarios based on current guidelines.

Date: Thursday 23 January 2020: 1.30pm – 4.30pm 

Cost: FREE to those working in the Coastal West Sussex area. Funded by NHS Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

£40 to those working outside the CCG area.

Who should attend: All healthcare professionals from all clinical settings

For more information, please download the attached poster

Understanding Frailty

Around 10% of people aged over 65 years have frailty, rising to between 25% and 50% of those aged over 85 years.  They are the highest users of services across health and social care and have the highest levels of unplanned admissions to hospital.

This issue has gained much prominence nationally and within Coast West Sussex.

This half day study day is to increase knowledge, awareness and understanding of this important syndrome.

Date: Tuesday 28 January 2020: 1.30pm to 4.30pm 

Cost: FREE to those working in the Coastal West Sussex area. Funded by NHS Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

£40 to those working outside the CCG area.

Who should attend: All healthcare professionals from all clinical settings

For more information, please download the attached poster

 

Introduction to Supporting Adults who are Bereaved

This study morning can be used as a refresher for the principles of supporting bereaved adults or to gain or improve your knowledge.  The focus will be on ensuring that following the death of someone close to them, people will be supported during the bereavement process.  There will be an emphasis on support immediately following the person’s death and identification of the need for future support.

It is anticipated that group discussions will feature as part of this short course, linking theory to practice with relevant signposting.

Date: Wednesday 29 January 2020: 9.30am to 12.30pm 

Cost: £40 per delegate

Who should attend: All healthcare professionals from all clinical settings

For more information, please download the attached poster

 

Swap Shop: Rehabilitation in Palliative Care

Monday 20 January 2020

Swap Shop is open to doctors, nurses, social workers and all health and social care professionals from all clinical settings.

The aim of Swap Shop is to focus on a specific palliative care topic. It runs as a 40 minute presentation and participants are given a presentation handout with supportive references for further reading.

There will be an opportunity for discussion and it is hoped that participants will informally ‘swap’ and exchange ideas to enhance their clinical practice.

A sandwich lunch is provided FREE of charge and you do not have to book or reserve a place. We look forward to seeing you!

Sessions run from 12.30pm – 1.30pm at St Barnabas House

Unfortunately on occasions it may be necessary to change the scheduled topic.

We have now launched our 2019/20 Education Programme, which aims to promote the best possible care for our patients and support for their family and friends.

The programme is put together following discussion with patients, carers and professionals, to ensure that our teaching sessions match the needs of those receiving and those giving the care.

Our 2019/20 Education Programme calendar and brochure are now available in the ‘more details’ section of this page. When you are ready to book simply complete our booking form.

Online booking form

Sage & Thyme Level 1 & Level 2 Bookings

Please Note: We need you to complete a different form to attend the Sage & Thyme courses:

Research and Innovation

We aim to constantly review and improve our services and are committed to developing research and innovation in Palliative Medicine. Read and download our latest staff presentations given at a variety of conferences here.

Education Team course
Education Team Christmas Picture December 2019
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