End of life care - exploring the reality through a virtual MDT

End of life care - exploring the reality through a virtual MDT

An interactive workshop examining current real life challenges in end of life care.

St Cathrine's Hospice Care

Entry and Admissions

Ancillary Award:



Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

Half day


School of Community Health and Midwifery

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Start Date:

2019-20 dates to be confirmed, please contact Health CPD (healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk)

Entry Requirements:

Who should attend?

Health and social care professionals with a passion and interest in improving communication and co-ordination of care for people at the end of life.  Practitioners who provide care for people in the last year or so of life from any setting welcome.

Maximum number of participants: 20

Course Content

Course Outline:
An interactive workshop examining current real life challenges in end of life care.  Using a virtual MDT (multi-disciplinary team) approach this workshop will allow you to examine the practical application of tools and frameworks in light of professional codes, protocols and ethics.  You will consider the roles of others and the thoughts of the patient and family in the aftermath of a complex end of life care scenario.  This is an opportunity to increase your awareness of the importance of inter-professional collaboration in order to strive for excellence in this challenging field of health care practice.

This is an innovative workshop provided collaboratively between St Catherine’s Hospice and the University of Central Lancashire.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Academic Expertise

Debbie Bolton
Alice Thompson

Debbie Bolton is Lead Clinical Educator at St Catherines Hospice and Alice Thompson is Senior Lecturer in palliative and end of life care at UCLan.  Together they have 23 years of experience working in clinical and leadership roles within specialist palliative care multi-disciplinary teams.


Learning outcome & aims

By the end of the workshops participants will:

- Have explored the practical application of the current end of life care tools & guidelines
- Have examined the roles and responsibilities of other disciplines in end of life care
- Increase their appreciation of the value and challenges of inter-professional working

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Email: SFFTeam@uclan.ac.uk
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For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Please book via our Online Application System

For further information contact: healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk

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