Complex Discussions in End of Life Care Course

Developing Skills to Support Complex Discussions in End of Life Care Course is led by a group of professionals. 

This experiential training programme will draw upon your existing experience, knowledge and skills in end of life communication; providing an opportunity to explore the puzzles you will have experienced in your clinical work and develop new strategies for addressing these challenges.

Course dates:

21st, 28th February, & 7th and 14th March 2018

13:30 – 16:30 (all dates)

All dates within those chosen will require full commitment;  requiring  you to attend all of the 4 dates.

Course Fee: £200 per person
to include all course materials and refreshments

End of Life Care CourseThose applying from Rowans Hospice and Solent NHS Trust will be given free places due to funding.

Course Venue:

Rowans Hospice, Purbrook Heath Road, Purbrook, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7 5RU

Target Audience:

This course is suitable for Doctors, Allied Healthcare Professionals, Social Workers and Nurses and those
working in Nursing Homes. Having some form of difficult or complex conversations in end of life care within job role is a course requirement.

Course Information:

This is an experiential communications course that will support practitioners:

  • to communicate effectively with patients, family members, carers and the bereaved on complex issues relating to end of life care, death, dying and bereavement – NHS KSF (level 4)
  • to provide emotional support to patients, carers and the bereaved and identify when a person requires referral to a specialist service – Level 2 of the NICE Model of Psychological Assessment and Intervention

Your learning will be facilitated through the delivery of a modular programme, which will require participants to take skills learnt in each session and put these into practice between sessions. There will be opportunities to reflect on your experiences of trying new communication strategies at each training session.
Participants will record their learning through completing a course workbook, which will demonstrate how they achieved stated outcomes.

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Course Testimonials

"Very informative and relevant study sessions relevant not only to our workplace, but to day-to-day encounters with different people."

"All facilitators were very good and have helped build my confidence in all aspects of difficult conversations and situations."

"I have learnt valuable ways to defuse situations that involve complex conversations"

"The course leaders were brilliant and the content was really useful"

"It has given me the tools to take back to my workplace and give feedback to my colleagues"

"More confidence and ability to enter into conversations around complex issues with patients and families"

"This has already given me skills in practice that I have used and proven to improve my conversation skills"

"I feel I have gained new and key skills to improve care provided"

"To feel we were listened to was a delight and reassuring, even without resolution."