All patients and their loved ones at the end of life deserve high quality care. In acute areas of care, where advances in medicine and technology, procedures and processes within healthcare can produce moral and ethical conflicts for healthcare providers.
Entry and Admissions
Short Course / CPD
School of Community Health and Midwifery
No Partner College
Thursday 17 January 2019 - 10:00-15:30, Wednesday 12 June 2019 - 10:00-15:30,
Who should attend?
- Healthcare assistants
- Staff Nurses
- Assistant practitioners
- Nursing associates
- Allied healthcare staff
- Any staff working within acute environments
Maximum number of participants: 25
All patients and their loved ones at the end of life deserve high quality care. In acute areas of care, where advances in medicine and technology, procedures and processes within healthcare can produce moral and ethical conflicts for healthcare providers. Within acute environments, the dilemmas confronting all staff expect them to be able to deal with complicated end-of-life situations effectively and with sensitivity. This is something that not just ‘specialist end-of-life care staff’ should be dealing with but that all staff are equipped to deal with- as it is ‘everyone’s business’ as stated in ‘One Chance to Get it Right (LACDP, 2014).
Learning Environment & Assessment:
As a critical care nurse with many years’ experience, going on to specialise as a bereavement and donor nurse, end-of-life care in acute areas is an area of great significance. The complex areas of withdrawal/withholding treatment, brain stem death, organ donation and breaking bad news are all areas that require specific skills for healthcare staff and therefore specific training. This has not been available before now and yet is of great value and importance.
Learning outcome & aims
By the end of the workshops participants will:
- Examine Withholding/Withdrawal of Treatment
- Explore ethical and moral concepts
- Consider DNAR and treatment decisions
- Explore Organ and tissue donation
- Analyse importance of communication skills in breaking bad news
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Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
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WORKSHOP COST: £90
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