St Catherine’s Hospice works with a number of professional partners such as Preston’s College to deliver specialist educational projects centered around end-of-life care and Advance Care Planning.
St Catherine’s Hospice and Preston’s College have teamed up to deliver Health and Social Care qualifications specialising in End of Life Care.
Following the successful delivery of the Health & Social Care Diploma specialising in End of Life Care, St. Catherine’s Hospice and Preston’s College are now broadening their training opportunity to include:-
The programme has resulted in multiple benefits for service-user, care professional, and employer:
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A pioneering partnership has launched between St Catherine’s Hospice and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).
The Memorandum of Understanding has been set up to encourage greater collaborative working between St Catherine’s staff, and students, researchers and lecturers at the university – with the aim of raising standards and improving access to quality care for the Central Lancashire community.
Work will be built around themes of developing expertise; encouraging internships and volunteering; working together on research projects; sharing good practice and submitting joint bids for funding for new initiatives.
Although core departments to be involved will be nursing, medical and social work, both organisations are also keen to develop collaborative working in other areas – for example marketing, finance and business development, which will benefit both the hospice charity and UCLan students.
To find out more, please refer to the contact details below.
End of life care and reducing unnecessary hospital admissions are local and national priorities. Current evidence shows that Advance Care Planning can have a positive impact on patient care. Examples are: less aggressive medical care; better quality of life before death, support during and after death for the bereaved, and decreased rates of hospital admission, especially of care home residents. Those who have completed an Advance Care Plan are more likely to receive care aligned to their wishes. A UK retrospective study of 969 deceased hospice patients found that those who had completed such a plan (57%) spent less time in hospital in their last year of life. It also found that those who died outside of hospital had a lower mean hospital treatment cost than those who died in hospital. It is also recognised that over 65% of people wish to die at home and yet over 50% of people are dying in hospital.
St Catherine’s Hospice Education Department: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 01772 629171 / Fax: 01772 695298
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