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Palliative Care Training For You

We deliver an innovative and wide-ranging programme of palliative care training. Drawing on a wealth of experience and expertise from it's professional healthcare staff and Education Team, anyone with an interest in End of Life Care will be able to find the right course for them.

Most of the courses below are open to anyone, although many require an application form that will be assessed for suitability. Organisations are also welcome to enquire about bespoke training courses.

Foundations in Palliative Care

A unique course using St Joseph's Hospice staff's expertise and experience in palliative care. Foundations in Palliative Care provides an interactive and insightful introduction into End of Life care for any health or social care professional that has a role in supporting people living with, or dying from advanced illness.

2019 dates available now

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Advanced Communication Skills Training

Based on the Connected model, this 2 day course utilises an interactive workshop approach for participants to practise their skills and is relevant to all senior health and social care professionals.

2019 dates available now

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QCF Level 3 Award in End of Life Care

A 4 day course aimed at health care workers with an interest in end of life care and the impact on individuals, their carers and families.

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£300.  Full 4 days attendance for the level 3 accreditation (award).

£200.  3½ days attendance for the non- accredited option.


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Sharing expertise, promoting excellence. In this unique series of masterclasses, leading professionals share best practice, discuss ‘hot topics’ and promote excellence in palliative care.

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Behavioural Change Management

Behavioural Change theories and models are attempts to explain the reasons behind alterations in individuals' behaviour patterns. In recent years, there has been increased interest in the application of those theories in the area of health & education. This one day workshop explores some of the major theories of behaviour and behaviour change that are essential to the development of effective interventions in behaviour.

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Assertiveness Workshop

A course designed to help develop an individual's ability in demonstrating assertiveness through the teaching and learning of vital assertiveness skills, which can be applied in various settings.

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Sage & Thyme

Dealing with people in distress: this foundation level workshop (3 hours) teaches communications skills and how to empower patients and carers.

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Conflict Resolution

Training in the de-escalation and repsonsding to actual and potential aggression, including one-to-one incidents.

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Building Emotional Resilience

Available for anyone to attend, this course will develop your understanding of emotional health and use strategies to recognise stress and build emotional resilience.

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Handling Difficult Conversations

This course will develop skills and confidence to acknowledge difficult circumstances and feelings effectively, sensitively and professionally.

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Verification of Expected Death

This course will help you understad the legal framework governing verification of expected death. The differences between verification & certification, and, Practical procedures & safe practice.

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Stress Managemant

A course designed to help attendees:

  • Analyse their effectiveness at work.
  • Identify appropriate techniques to combat stress.
  • Develop personal coping strategies.

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10 October 2018 - 10:00am

Masterclass: Namaste Care

Date:10th October 2018

Time:10.00am - 4.00pm

Cost: £100. (includes lunch & refreshments)
14 November 2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

As a result of completing this course, delegates will be able to:

  •  Identify their limiting belief.

14 November 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Attendees to this course will be able to:

15 November 2018 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

Using volunteers in innovative community roles: St Joseph's Hospice Empowered Living Team (ELT) project.

26 April 2018 - 1:30pm to 21 January 2019 - 4:30pm
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