Access to supportive care, palliative care and end-of-life care are essential for persons living with an advance illness. In this course, community health and social care professionals will be offered a foundational overview of psychosocial issues faced by their clients living across illness trajectories in the community, and consider their roles in providing holistic support.
Registration open. Please register by 15 Feb 2023
The two-day course gives an overview and summary of the field of thanatology. It explores the social, cultural, psychological, legal, ethical, and spiritual issues raised by illness, dying, death and bereavement.
Next course run: 28 Mar, 4 Apr, 11 Apr, 12 Apr 2023
The four-day course aims to develop participants’ theoretical and practical knowledge in delivering competent, evidence-informed holistic palliative care in any healthcare setting by enhancing their role as part of a multidisciplinary team.
There will be no course runs in 2023.
At the end of the course, participants should be able to:
Next course run: 19 Sep 2023 PM
The programme involves i) 2-weeks of self-directed online study, where participants will be given access to online materials to study at their own pace, and ii) a 0.5-day virtual classroom session.
Next course run: 15 & 16 Jun 2023
This two-day workshop provides participants with a unique opportunity to obtain a holistic understand of burnout, well as a true appreciation of self-care via an immerse experience with Mindful-Compassion Art Therapy (MCAT).
Next course run: 27 & 28 Jul 2023
As our population ages, more people will be developing chronic medical conditions which will progress and eventually lead to death. The challenges of managing a patient with advanced non-cancer conditions can be fairly different from caring for someone who is suffering from advanced cancer. The 2-day course will highlight these challenges and focus on palliative care approaches to help healthcare professionals manage non-cancer end-of-life care better.
Next course run: 7 & 8 Sep 2023
The interactive workshop aims to develop participants’ theoretical and practical knowledge in delivering competent, evidence-informed palliative care in advanced dementia.
Next course run: Tentatively 23 & 24 Nov 2023
This two-day professional workshop will provide participants with a unique opportunity to learn and experience a novel and clinically robust Family Dignity Intervention (FDI) for cultivating existential wholeness among terminally-ill patients and their families facing the end of life.