Workshops for Support Workers

We are running a series of eight workshops for health and social care support workers on a range of end of life care topics. 

Each three-hour workshop is just £25 per person and is held at St Peter's Hospice in Brentry from 1pm - 4pm.

Workshop 1: Introduction in End of Life Care  

What is End of Life Care?

How do we recognise End of Life Care?

Workshop 2: Planning for End of Life Care 

How do we promote dignity and choice at the end of life?

What is Advance Care Planning?

How do we co-ordinate and share information?

Workshop 3: Talking to individuals, families and carers as they approach the end of life  

Why are end of life conversations difficult?

Dealing with emotions 

How do we encourage and support people to talk to us?

Workshop 4: Food and drink at the end of life  

A holistic approach to nutritional assessment at the end of life.

Workshop 5: Promoting health and well-being  

The importance of spiritual, social and psychological care and its impact on quality of life.

Interventions that promote health and well-being including gentle touch, music, relaxation therapies, breathing techniques.

Workshop 6: Symptoms & comfort  

Understanding the common physical problems at the end of life.

Workshop 7: Loss, grief and carers' support 

Understanding the impact of loss and grief on individuals approaching end of life.

Identifying ways to support individuals through the process of loss and grief.

Recognising own needs in relation to loss and grief, how to support self. 

Workshop 8: Dementia and End of Life Care 

Defining dementia and the common types of dementia.

Recognising the principles of End of Life person-centred care for people with dementia.

How to recognise pain and the ways this can be managed.

Addressing the physical needs of a person with dementia at end of life.