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Advance Care Planning and the Value of Good Communication Skills

23-03-2017
09.30-16.30
Education Centre
Advance Care Planning (ACP) is the process of discussing and planning ahead in anticipation of some deterioration in a person’s condition. One of the key elements to support people at the end of their lives is to find out what their preferences and wishes are in relation to where and how they would like to be cared for; ACP supports this.

This day is for all healthcare providers who work with people with life-limiting illness and end of life care issues. It is suitable for both qualified and non-qualified staff from any care setting ie care homes, domiciliary care, hospice, community and acute hospitals.

Highlighted as one of the most difficult areas for health care professionals, advance care planning can greatly help guide patients, families and professionals in decision-making for care at the end of life. This course will aim to explore the value of good interpersonal communication skills in the context of what often can be distressing circumstances.

What will I study? 
  • Learn more about advance care planning including key legal and ethical issues.
  • Understand the importance of interpersonal communication skills in the context of person-centred care for people facing poor or uncertain prognosis and end of life.
  • Reflect on your own strengths and weaknesses through group discussion, observation and participation.
  • Consider the importance of the accessibility of information across agencies to ensure patients’ preferences are known.

£75 per person
Lunch, tea and coffee included