Education Centre – St Catherine’s Hospice

St Catherine’s Park, Lostock Lane, Lostock Hall

Preston GB PR5 5XU

01772 629171

education@stcatherines.co.uk

https://www.stcatherines.co.uk

Associated Events

‘There’s something I’ve been dying to tell you’ – My Personal Advance Care Plan

Conference - Organ and tissue donation (3) Conference - patient Janet Pillinger (3) 

Symptom Management Masterclass – dates available throughout 2019

The St Catherine's Symptom Management Masterclass is suitable for district nurses and will cover Heart Failure, MND, Head & Neck Cancers, and Pancreatic Cancer. To book, please fill out the below form. For more information, please call 01772 629171.

Complex Grief (July)

Most people experiencing normal grief and bereavement have a period of sorrow, numbness, and even guilt and anger. Gradually these feelings ease, and it's possible to accept loss and move forward.  Complicated grief however is like being in an ongoing, heightened state of mourning that keeps you from healing. This study session aims to raise awareness of complicated grief so that these can be recognized in vulnerable individuals and allow them to be appropriately [...]

Cancer Basics Three – Psychological Effects & the End of Life (July)

Do you understand what cancer actually is? Do you know how it starts and how it spreads? Do you know how the treatments work and why particular ones are chosen? And do you know what effects cancer has on our system as a whole and how it leads to death? If the answer to any of the above questions is 'no' then our Cancer Basics sessions are for you What will I learn?

  • The psychological effects of cancer
  • Living with cancer
  • [...]

    Advance Care Planning & Communications – One Day Package (July)

    • Are you required to have conversations with patients and those important to them about their care? • Do you support patients and those important to them to start to think about their care as they become less well? • Are you interested in learning more about Advance Care Planning? • Do you want to gain more skills and knowledge around Advance Care Planning? If so, then this course is for you! AUDIENCE: Health Care Professionals COST: Free  To book your [...]

    Palliative Care Emergencies (July)

    Palliative care emergencies encompass not only situations that are imminently life threatening, but also those that could result in impaired quality of life for the remainder of the patient’s life, or for the family in their bereavement. The aim of this session is to equip you with the knowledge to identify the most common palliative care emergencies and know how to deal with them effectively. Covering: - Update and refresher on the common palliative care emergencies; - [...]

    Palliative Care Emergencies (October)

    Palliative care emergencies encompass not only situations that are imminently life threatening, but also those that could result in impaired quality of life for the remainder of the patient’s life, or for the family in their bereavement. The aim of this session is to equip you with the knowledge to identify the most common palliative care emergencies and know how to deal with them effectively. Covering: - Update and refresher on the common palliative care emergencies; - [...]

    Cancer Basics One – Introduction & Understanding the Process of Cancer (August)

    Do you understand what cancer actually is? Do you know how it starts and how it spreads? Do you know how the treatments work and why particular ones are chosen? And do you know what effects cancer has on our system as a whole and how it leads to death? If the answer to any of the above questions is ‘no’ then our Cancer Basics sessions are for you. What will I learn? - What cancer is - The cellular process - How do cancers grow and spread? - Is cancer genetic? - Causes [...]

    Cancer Basics Two – Stages of Treatment (November)

    Do you understand what cancer actually is? Do you know how it starts and how it spreads? Do you know how the treatments work and why particular ones are chosen? And do you know what effects cancer has on our system as a whole and how it leads to death? If the answer to any of the above questions is ‘no’ then our Cancer Basics sessions are for you. What will I learn? - The main cancer groups - How is cancer diagnosed? - The stages and grading of cancer - Treatment options [...]

    Cancer Basics Three – Psychological Effects & the End of Life (November)

    Do you understand what cancer actually is? Do you know how it starts and how it spreads? Do you know how the treatments work and why particular ones are chosen? And do you know what effects cancer has on our system as a whole and how it leads to death? If the answer to any of the above questions is 'no' then our Cancer Basics sessions are for you What will I learn?

    • The psychological effects of cancer
    • Living with cancer
    • [...]

      Introduction to Hospice Care (August)

      We know through our experience of caring for patients with life-shortening conditions and their families that there are still many myths that exist about what kind of places hospices are and the kind of services they deliver. This session aims to dispel some of the misconceptions that surround hospices, and raise awareness of the reality of hospice care and the difference it can make. What will I learn? - How the hospice movement and St Catherine's started - Our charity [...]

      Diabetes in End of Life Care (September)

      Many of us will know someone who is living with diabetes, but sometimes there is a concern about how the condition will affect someone who is dying. This session aims to introduce the topic in an informal way to give us all a greater understanding of diabetes and its effects at the end of life. What will I learn? - An introduction to diabetes and the different types - Diabetes at the end of life - Symptoms - Principles of care - Clinical care recommendations - End of life [...]

      Clinical Practice Summary Refresher (September)

      Are you aware of the Clinical Practice Summary guidance around managing palliative care symptoms? If your role involves looking after patients at the end of life then this information is essential to your practice. Attend this session to get an update and refresher on this guidance including the core drugs used for the most common end of life symptoms including pain, respiratory tract secretions, nausea and vomiting and agitation/terminal restlessness. What will I learn? - [...]

      Understanding Bereavement (October)

      This bereavement session is both informative and interactive using video, group discussion and reflection. You will explore your own feelings about loss and bereavement and learn about the ways in which bereavement affects people. You will also look at your own coping strategies for dealing with people who have been bereaved and learn how you can help the people you come into contact with. What will I learn? - What bereavement is - What grief is - The ‘cycle of grief’ (using [...]

      Difficult Clinical Conversations (October)

      Breaking bad news, instigating a difficult end of life conversation or starting a discussion around resuscitation can be daunting. However, as health care professionals, we need to have the confidence to enable these to happen so that patients have the best possible outcome at the end of their lives or during a life-limiting illness. This session aims to equip you with those skills to enable such difficult conversations to take place. Covering: - Why conversations might be [...]

      Advance Care Planning for People with Dementia (November)

      The number of people in the UK with dementia is increasing and it affects almost every one of us. The progressive nature of dementia and its impact on cognition may result in major losses that may make the journey very difficult for those involved. This study session aims to look at how these challenges can be made more manageable by early discussions and planning. What will I learn? - What is dementia? (brief overview) - Living and dying with dementia - Capacity, the [...]

      Syringe Drivers in End of Life Care (November)

      Syringe drivers may be used in managing symptoms for patients, who are at the end of their lives. Not all patients who are dying require a syringe driver, however, there are common symptoms associated with dying that may need to be managed by the use of one of these devices. Common symptoms include: - Pain - Nausea and /or vomiting - Dyspnoea - Respiratory secretions - Agitation/restlessness What will I learn? - Indications/rationale for commencing use of a syringe [...]

      Delivering High Quality End of Life Care (November)

      An introduction to the field of specialist palliative and end of life care. This session is suitable for all grades of staff, and in particular, those who are new or who are thinking of working in a palliative care setting. Covering: - What palliative care is - What end of life care is - How to recognise changes in a person’s condition - Medical and non-medical ways of managing end of life symptoms - An overview of ACP - Refresher of basic communication skills - Case [...]

      Conference – ‘Lung Cancer: The Story Within’

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