Education

The Education and Resource Centre provides palliative and end of life care education and training programmes designed to meet current and evolving service delivery models.

Our programmes are well evaluated and we provide high quality education and training for those whose interest is in delivering the best possible care to those involved in palliative and end of life care. Learners come from a wide range of services including residential and nursing care homes, hospitals, primary care teams, schools, colleges and domiciliary care teams. We aim to provide a learning experience that meets your learning needs and can be tailored to support the delivery of national standards.

We have established a strong partnership with the University of Worcester and we deliver accredited specialist education programmes at Foundation degree and post-graduate degree level.

We regard innovation as key to making learning a dynamic and enjoyable experience and we use a range of flexible learning approaches to meet the needs of learners.

 

Courses running include;

April
3rd April - Advanced Suicide & Euthanasia
5th April - Volunteers Induction Day
9th April - McKinley Syringe Driver Training
15th April - An Introduction to Bereavement
29th April - Listening Skills - An Introduction
30th April - Verification of Expected Death  
May
6th May - Loss & Grief - An Introduction
20th May - Advanced Bereavement Training

 

 Our Conference and Meeting rooms are also available for hire. For more information click here.



For details of our courses and training please click on the relevant headings below.

An Introduction to Bereavement for Professionals

Bereavement_Training_Flyer.pdf

Commissioned by South Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) this is a FREE training programme for people who have or may encounter bereavement as part of their role. 

Open to individuals who work in South Worcestershire this is an introductory one-day training programme that will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to make sense of the process of bereavement.

The training also introduces delegates to developing confidence in difficult situations and starting conversations about bereavement. 

All previous pragrammes have been fully booked so early booking is essential.












PDHS 3089 Principles of Evidence Based Palliative and End of Life Care
  • Principles of Evidence Based Palliative and End of Life Care

    PDHS_3089_-_Evidence_based_Palliative_&_EOLC.pdf

    PDHS 3089 in partnership with the University of Worcester

    Target Audience
    Qualified health care staff engaged in the care of individuals in the palliative or end stage of life.

    Content
    This module presents an opportunity to examine principles and to update on current practice in palliative care with regard to symptom management, and to review the evidence base for practice.

  • Philosophy & principles in palliative care
  • The Policy & Strategic Context of End of Life Care, relevant pathways and frameworks
  • Patterns and disease trajectories in life limiting/threatening illness process
  • Principles of symptom control
  • Sympton assessment
  • Managing pain, gastro-intestinal and respiratory symptoms
  • Anxiety and depression in palliative care
  • Critical reflection on professional practice
  • Body image and sexuality issues
  • Clinical emergencies in palliative care
  • End of life care
  • Individual & family experience
  • Nutrition & palliative care

Accredited by University of Worcester
Level 6: 20 CATS points

Completion of 2 of these modules at level 6:
Advanced University Diploma in Palliative & End of Life Care

If you already have  a diploma, completion of 3 modules at level 6 can be used towards:
BSc Professional Development for Practice


Further information can be found here.
Please contact Lorna Hollowood, Clinical Practice facilitator at cpf@strichards.org.uk


 

 

Holistic Assessment and Skills: Practice in Palliative Care

Holistic Assessment and Skills: Practice in Palliative Care

PDHS 3083


This accredited education programme is relevant for healthcare professionals who are seeking to extend the breadth and depth of their knowledge and skills in palliative and End-of-Life care.  The programme explores the appropriateness of holistic palliative care service provision and care for individual patients, taking into account their personal needs and preferences.


The programme is offered at academic level 6.


Further information can be found here.


 


 

Masters Level Learning in Palliative Care

Masters Level Learning in Palliative Care

PDHS4080 Managing Palliative and End of Life Care

PDHS4081 Advanced symptom control in Palliative and End of Life Care

PDHS4082 Psychosocial issues in Palliative and End of Life Care

PDHS4083 Advanced Communication Skills in Palliative and End of Life Care

 

At present we support Masters Level learning through the MSc offered through the Institute of Health and Society at the University of Worcester.

 

More details can be found here.

 

For more information please contact: B.nyatanga@worc.ac.uk

NEW Work-based Foundation degree double module

NEW Work-based Foundation degree double module

 

 

An Introduction to palliative care for health and social care support workers  working in clinical practice settings which provide palliative and end of life care.

 

Further details about these modules can be found here. 

As a graduate from a foundation degree you will have many different options. You may decide to continue with your current studies to achieve a full honours degree, go on to further professional qualifications, or use the foundation degree to change careers or further your current career. These modules can be taken as stand-alone modules or as part of the full Foundation Degree at the University of Worcester.

 

Why do a Foundation Degree?

 

It may be that you already have a great deal of knowledge of your profession and are looking to formalise that knowledge into a qualification, or it may be that on leaving school you are not sure that a full honours degree is for you. Whatever your personal situation, there are several reasons why you might opt for a foundation degree.

 

It's a great place to start - once you've started a foundation degree you may find yourself wondering why you hadn't thought about taking qualifications before; you may decide to take an extra year and achieve a full honours degree or you may want to explore other types or levels of qualification.

 

Communication and Listening Skills

These courses may interest those involved in patients with end of life and palliative care needs, the frail, the elderly and those experiencing any kind of loss.

Communication and Listening Skills – an introduction:

This is a 1 day course, which can be a stand-alone study day, or as a precursor to the developing your skills programme

Listening_Skills_-_An_Introduction_Flyer.pdf

Advancing Communication and Listening Skills

Advanced Listening Skills:

This is a 3 day course (split over 3 weeks) aims to extend you knowledge and skills to a deeper level.

Advanced_Listening_Skills_Flyer.pdf

Both programmes will explore how we connect successfully and unsuccessfully and what skills and awareness we focus on to achieve effective communication. They are also an introduction to listening effectively and responding appropriately to people who are experiencing grief, especially those who are dying and the bereaved. Both programmes involve theory and practice.

For more information click here.

 

Verification of expected death

Verification_of_expected_Death_Flyer.pdf

This half-day workshop is delivered at St. Richard's Hospice but can also be delivered directly in your organisation if there are sufficient numbers to make it more cost-effective for you.

The learning outcomes for the workshop cover key terms within verification of expected death, develop awareness of professional and legal issues and support staff to know when they can verify death. There is also the opportunity to gain competence in the clinical practice skills needed to complete the procedure.

 For further information about the learning outcomes click here.

For information regarding programme delivery please contact the Course Lead: Lorna Hollowood, Clinical Practice Facilitator at: CPF@strichards.org.uk  

Syringe Driver training

Syringe Driver training

Syringe_driver_training_flyer.pdf

This half-day workshop is delivered at St. Richard's Hospice but can also be delivered directly in your work place if there are sufficient numbers to make it more cost-effective for you.

The learning outcomes for the workshop are suitable for staff new to the use of syringe drivers but will also be a useful refresher to those wishing to update their knowledge and skills. It will focus on rationale for use of syringe drivers, common medicines management and troubleshooting. This training is for the use of the McKinley T34 Syringe driver and will cover the clinical practice skills required to set up and use this device.

 

For more information contact Lorna Hollowood, Clinical Practice Facilitator at:

CPF@strichards.org.uk

 

Advanced Communication Skills Training

ACST_Flyer1.pdf

This education programme is aimed at senior health care professionals from across the local health economy who manage and care for patients in the end of life arena.

Each course provides an overview of the communication literature which includes;
The evidence base for training
The structure of an interview/consultation
Review of the skills that enhance communication with patients and behaviours that may block it.


The course also addresses the issues that challenge clinicians in their everyday practice.

Facilitated by approved and accredited trainers from the national Advanced Communication Skills Training Programme (Connected) the programme has been developed in line with a number of national initiatives.

Examples of course content

Breaking significant news

Handling difficult questions

Working with strong emotions such as anger, anxiety and depression.

Managing denial/collusion

Working with colleagues


Further details available from:

Robert Standfield,

Head of Education,

St Richard’s Hospice

Headofeducation@strichards.org.uk

Loss & Grief Course


Previously only available to St. Richard's Hospice staff the Family Support and Education Department have now adapted and developed an intensive Loss & Grief Support education programme aimed at those people whose work centres around patients and families. 


The aim of the programme is to enable the participants to develop focused knowledge, skills, self-awareness and confidence to offer effective support pre and post death. 


We welcome applications from people who would like to review and refresh their skills. 

An_Introduction_to_Loss_&_Grief_Support__Flyer.pdf

Advanced_Loss_&_Grief_Support_Flyer.pdf

The intensity of the programme and our duty of care may require an assessment for admission onto the programme to ensure good mental health and you may be contacted by a team member. If you have previously completed the Hospice delivered Listening Skills courses, Parts 1 and 2 (previously called Basic and Advanced Listening Skills courses) then this may not be necessary.


The course date is specified on the flyer.


Course fees include a buffet lunch. (Please advise us of any specific dietary requirements when registering). 


 

Aromatherapy Skin Care Workshop

This is a practical workshop with the opportunity to make effective cold mix skin care products that will really make a difference for our clients who have cancer or are receiving palliative care.

Aromatherapy_Workshop_Flyer.pdf

Advanced Bereavement Care for Professionals

 Advanced_Bereavement_Training_Flyer.pdf

Commissioned by South Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) this is a FREE training programme for people who have completed the Introduction to Bereavement care Training and would like to move on to the next level.

Open to individuals who work in South Worcestershire this is an Advanced training programme that will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to make sense of the process of bereavement.

Dates:  12th March 2014
            20th May 2014

 

Trainers: Val Wellings and Sarah Popplestone-Helm

For any further details or to book on these courses please e-mail education@strichards.org.uk

 

FDHS 1205 (Work Based Learning) Introduction to Palliative Care Plus
Please contact Val wellings on 01905 763963 or at educationfacilitator@strichards.org.uk for further details.