Palliative Care MasterClass, Sheffield
16/10/2018 - 17/10/2018
Following a successful course in November 2017 we are pleased to announce that we will be holding further courses with a programme that will include Parkinson’s, dementia and multiple sclerosis. The new course will be a two day residential course in Sheffield.
Our previous course was aimed at health professionals involved in palliative care for neurological conditions largely focused on Parkinson’s and dementia – including allied health professionals, doctors (grade SpR and above), specialist nurses, community teams and GPs.
The course covered some of the following topics:
- Specific unmet palliative care needs in Parkinson’s and dementia
- Palliative assessment tools
- Disease-specific issues faced by patients
- Commonly encountered medications and their side effects
- Terminal stages – particularly how to identify and manage drug therapies in final days
- Service considerations and delivery
- Promoting autonomy – how and when to consider ACP in the context of cognitive impairment
- Examples of good practice, discussion of how such practice could be spread and incorporated elsewhere
- Future directions and research, quality improvement opportunities
Potential funding opportunities may be available as follows:
- You may apply to Parkinson’s UK for a grant of up to a maximum of £200 to cover course costs and travel expenses, to download an application form click here. Please note that submissions are considered on a monthly basis.
- The British Geriatrics Society offer an educational grant, to apply, download their application form here.
Terms and conditions
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