Course Information

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognise key national guidance informing the process of Advance Care Planning
  • Understand what Advance Care Planning is and differentiate between advance statements of wishes and advance decisions to refuse treatment (ADRT) with regards to establishing preferences of care.
  • When healthcare professionals do not engage with Advance Planning in an effective and timely way, understand the implications that this has on patient care outcomes.
  • Understand where your own values and beliefs originate and how these can affect patients and families from many diverse backgrounds.
  • Identify the ‘signposts’ along a patients illness trajectory when it might be appropriate to initiate an ACP discussion/care plan and the barriers to Advance Care Planning
  • Discuss the effective communication skills involved in initiating a discussion regarding Advance Care Planning with a patient and their carer.


Tina Morris – Practice Development Nurse
Gary Murphy – Advanced Nurse Practitioners
June Kibuthu – Advanced Nurse Practitioners
Marianne Mestern – Head of Community Palliative Care Team
Hannah Chapman – Therapies Service Manager

Audience:    All welcome

Venue:          Education Centre

Cost:             Half day workshop, £50