We believe that providing good healthcare education is central to outstanding end of life care

Our varied training and education programme for fellow healthcare professionals, the wider community, and our own staff and volunteers is delivered by experts and involves theory, reflections, group work, participation and discussion.

Courses are delivered face to face with workshops held at the Rowans Hospice or virtually via Microsoft Teams, in some instances bespoke training courses can be facilitated off-site at venues such as Nursing Homes or Care Homes.

Groups of staff members from across health and social care are welcome to book a place on any appropriate training programme, individual members of staff are also welcome to attend.

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Take a look below at our current training courses.

If you have a specific requirement or would like to discuss a bespoke training programme please email education@rowanshospice.co.uk and one of our Clinical Trainers will be in touch.

Bereavement Support through the COVID Crisis

Bereavement support online workshop Our Psychology & Bereavement Service has created an education video: ‘Supporting the Bereaved through the COVID Crisis.‘ This has been designed as a resource for anyone who provides care and support to bereaved people. If this is a part of your role, or your organisation’s role, you might like to check it out.

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Health & Well-Being Courses

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course

The practice of Mindfulness allows us to become more awake to the present moment, providing a way to experience yourself and the world around you with non-judgemental awareness. The course is nine weeks and open to anyone in the community who wants to learn more about the practice of mindfulness.

Course Dates: Please email education@rowanshospice.co.uk for more information.

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Resilience Workshop

This workshop aims to provide you with the tools and techniques to help develop resilience for your journey through life. Resilience is the ability to tolerate, cope with and overcome adverse events or stress, and to learn, grow and develop as a result of these.

Course Dates: Please email education@rowanshospice.co.uk for more information.

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Nurse Provision and Role Enhancing Courses

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Discussions and Decision Making for uDNACPR

To increase confidence and competence in making and communicating these decisions with patients and/or relatives.

Course Dates: Wednesday, 12 October 2022

 

 

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Link Nurse Group

These Link Nurse Group Meetings are an opportunity to meet other professionals working within Palliative and End of Life Care (EOLC), consisting of an education session and supervision from
qualified and experienced professional healthcare practitioners.

Course Dates: Please email education@rowanshospice.co.uk for more information.

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Syringe Driver Training

This two hour training course, delivered via Microsoft Teams, updates your existing knowledge to safely practice and explore the reasons for setting up and managing a patient requiring a syringe driver.

Course Dates: Monday, 15 August, Wednesday, 14 September, Monday, 17 October, Monday, 21 November, Friday, 16 December 2022

Course Times: 13:30hrs – 15:00hrs

Please apply online to register, or alternatively email education@rowanshospice.co.uk for more information.

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Verification of Expected Death (VoED) Training

This ninety minute training course, delivered via Microsoft Teams, provides the skills and knowledge for recognising death, the process for anticipating an expected death, and knowing when not to verify it.

Course Dates: Monday, 15 August, Wednesday, 14 September, Monday, 17 October, Monday, 21 November, Friday, 16 December 2022

Course Times: 11:00 – 12:30

Please apply online to register, or alternatively email education@rowanshospice.co.uk for more information.

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Palliative Care Courses

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Namaste Care Programme for your Care Home

This course is designed to support you in implementing the Namaste Care Programme within your Care Home to care for the wellbeing of people with advanced Dementia at the end of their lives. It is a structured care programme integrating compassionate care with meaningful, individualised interventions.

Course Dates: Wednesday, 07 September 2022

Course Times: 08:45hrs – 16:30hrs

Please apply online to register, or alternatively email education@rowanshospice.co.uk for more information.

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End of Life Care Programme for Nursing Homes (based on the Six Steps to Success Palliative Care Framework).

The End of Life Care Programme is based around the Six Steps to Success framework and has been developed to enhance End of Life Care through facilitating organisational change and supporting staff to develop their roles around End of Life Care.   

Course Dates:  This is a nine to twelve month course with workshops on set dates below and follow up visits to the care home are arranged with the Clinical Trainer to suit the Nursing Home’s requirements.
Tuesday, 16 August, Tuesday, 13 September, Tuesday, 11 October 2022.

Please apply online to register, or alternatively email education@rowanshospice.co.uk for more information.

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Practicalities Around Dying Workshop

The community were invited to attend two sessions via Zoom which were introduced by Dr Zaid Hirmiz, to hear from colleagues from across the NHS and our local Hospice. The sessions provided information about the services and support available to the community on the topic of dying and death.

The sessions focus on support and services available to you if you live in the Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport and South East Hampshire area. We actively encouraged Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities to join the sessions and you are now welcome to follow the links below to listen to and watch the sessions.

Click to view Session 1

  • Where do I go for help?
  • Hospice at Home
  • Community nursing
  • Living Well Centre

Click to view Session 2

  • Inpatient unit at Rowans Hospice
  • Care in Hospital – including information about viewing, releasing the body and how might the coroner be linked
  • Bereavement services and understanding grief

If you have any questions please email education@rowanshospice.co.uk

Communication Courses

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Complex Discussions in End of Life Care

To provide an opportunity to explore the puzzles you will have experienced in your clinical work and develop new strategies for addressing these challenges.

Please note Course Requirement: Having some form of difficult or complex conversations in end of life care within job role is essential.

Course Dates: Please email education@rowanshospice.co.uk for more information.

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Working with Loss and the SAGE & THYME Foundation Level workshop

This course is divided into two parts. The morning session gives the participant an opportunity to explore how individuals respond to loss and change and the afternoon session is a 3 hour SAGE & THYME foundation workshop designed to train staff to listen and respond to individuals who are distressed or concerned.

Course Dates: Please email education@rowanshospice.co.uk for more information.

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SAGE & THYME Foundation Level workshop afternoon course

A three-hour course without the Working With Loss section.

Course Dates: Please email education@rowanshospice.co.uk for more information.

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Supporting Difficult Conversations for Non-clinicians

To provide a set of skills to enable you to respond to difficult conversations effectively and with empathy.

Course Dates: Please email education@rowanshospice.co.uk for more information.

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Educational Downloads

Practicalities Around Dying Workshop

The community were invited to attend two sessions via Zoom which were introduced by Dr Zaid Hirmiz, to hear from colleagues from across the NHS and our local Hospice. The sessions provided information about the services and support available to the community on the topic of dying and death.

The sessions focus on support and services available to you if you live in the Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport and South East Hampshire area. We actively encouraged Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities to join the sessions and you are now welcome to follow the links below to listen to and watch the sessions.

Click to view Session 1

  • Where do I go for help?
  • Hospice at Home
  • Community nursing
  • Living Well Centre

Click to view Session 2

  • Inpatient unit at Rowans Hospice
  • Care in Hospital – including information about viewing, releasing the body and how might the coroner be linked
  • Bereavement services and understanding grief

If you have any questions please email education@rowanshospice.co.uk

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