External Courses

Oxford Centre for Education and Research in Palliative Care

Intermediate Communication Skills Training

Our overall objective is to build upon foundation level communication skills for dealing with people approaching the end of life or living with life-limiting conditions. During the session we will consider:

  • Listening and questioning skills – good practice tips and hints
  • Blocking behaviours – what stops a conversation?
  • Practical sessions – rehearsals
  • Building resilience – looking for ourselves.

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Location: Online
Dates: Choose a date that suits you 2022

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Oxford Centre for Education and Research in Palliative Care

Advanced Communication Skills (Blended) 2 day Workshop

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Location: Online
Dates: Choose a date that suits you 2022

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Palliative Care Conference 2022 – Challenges in end of life care

Focussing on the challenges presented in end of life care across different specialties, this one-day hybrid conference will feature keynote lectures, up to date presentations, case-based talks, panel discussions and poster presentations.

The programme will be of interest to consultants, trainees of all grades, specialist nurses and allied healthcare professionals who specialise in:

  • Palliative Medicine
  • Acute Internal Medicine
  • Intensive Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • General Practice

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Location: Hybrid | Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
Dates: 29 April 2022

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Heart Failure and Palliative Care

Heart Failure is on the increase, affecting over 900,000 people in the UK (RCN, 2022). It is pertinent to discuss the issues affecting our patient population, such as: when is the right time to discuss the use of devices? How should we involve the patient in making decisions? When, and how, do we rationalise medications? Join us to hear experts discuss these issues and more in what promises to be a stimulating and informative session.

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Location: Online
Dates: 27th May 2022

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Oxford Centre for Education and Research in Palliative Care

Oxford Advanced Pain & Symptom Management 2022

For 2022 you will have a choice, face-to-face or virtual lectures. That choice will enable delegates to choose the safest option for themselves,  availing of a first class education and managing their budget.

Only 250 places will be available in the Blavatnik building for face-to-face learning. We have hired all of the basement lecture theatres so we can keep you as safe as possible, balancing the need for education and the potential need for social distancing.

This course is amongst the UK’s leading courses for palliative care nurses, pharmacists and doctors.

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Location: Face to Face
Date: 30 June – 1 July 2022

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Location: Online 
Date: From 4th July 2022

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Palliative Care MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert

King’s College London’s well established MSc in Palliative Care developed with St Christopher’s Hospice, has supported the career development of hundreds of healthcare professionals who are now advancing palliative care practice, research and policy nationally and internationally. The programme is designed to enable health and social care professionals to develop skills to critically appraise research and evidence on palliative care, conduct high quality research, improve clinical practice, and develop services across the world. This course is suitable for all doctors, nurses and other professionals working in palliative care, other specialities, research and more.

What we offer?

  • High quality teaching by world leading experts
  • A qualification that has a positive effect on career development
  • Supportive learning environment
  • Comprehensive and balanced curriculum
  • Flexible study (full-time and part-time options) available

The course commences September 2022. The deadline to submit an application is 29th July 2022 for Eu or overseas students and 26th August for UK students.

Course Details

Location: Classroom & Online
Application Deadline: 29th July (EU/Overseas) & 26th August (UK)

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Communication Skills Training Courses 2021/2022

The Palliative Care Institute, Liverpool

A team of experienced, expert facilitators from the Institute led by Dr Susie Wilkinson and Anita Roberts offer a range of courses that provide a valuable opportunity for doctors, nurses and AHPs to develop and build on their communication skills.  All courses provide a safe and supportive learning environment:

Advanced Communication Skills Training Course (2-days) 

  • utilise the appropriate communication skills and strategies required to handle difficult situations
  • tailor complex information to meet the needs of patients and carers
  • reflect upon and critically appraise their own communication skills
  • show awareness of the evidence base concerning optimal communication skills

Dates

Face to Face Courses                                                                Online Courses 

22-23 November 2021                                                                  21-22 September 2021

4-5 April 2022                                                                                14-15 December 2021

4-5 July 2022                                                                                17-18 January 2022

21-22 November 2022                                                                  6-7 June 2022

14-15 September 2022

 

Please direct all enquiries to the course administration karen.ross2@liverpool.ac.uk

Global Research & Future Innovations in Best Care for the Dying Person

Thursday 13th October 2022, Royal College of Physicians North: The Spine

This one day conference, available to both in person and virtual attendees, will include a series of presentations and workshops from world-leading clinicians and researchers, and an opportunity to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentation.

The programme will be of interest to consultants, trainees of all grades, specialist nurses and allied healthcare professionals with an interest in palliative and end of life care.

Abstract submission deadline: 30th June 2022

Course Details

Location: Royal College of Physicians North: The Spine & Online
Date: 13 October 2022

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Training for Facilitators

The Palliative Care Institute, Liverpool

This 3-day multi-professional course prepares facilitators to deliver high quality, evidence based Advanced Communication Skills Training. The main aim of the workshop is to enable participants to.

The course provides an opportunity for participants to –

  • develop their knowledge and understanding of teaching and assessing communication skills at an advanced level
  • gain up to date knowledge of the evidence base surrounding the application of communication skills training and course design.
  • explore how to set up and facilitate role play, using video feedback and discussion safely and effectively,
  • understand and manage group dynamics
  • learn how to work with actors.

It is open to all senior healthcare professionals who have completed an advanced communication skills training programme and who want to be actively involved in teaching communication skills to healthcare professionals.

Dates

Face to Face Courses                                                                Online Courses 

24-26 November 2021                                                                  18-20 October 2021

6-8 April 2022                                                                                8-10 June 2022

6-8 July 2022

23-25 November 2022

 

Please direct all enquiries to the course administration karen.ross2@liverpool.ac.uk

How to have compassionate telephone/virtual consultations:

The Palliative Care Institute, Liverpool

This half day multi-professional course is delivered via the Zoom platform and uses a variety of teaching methods to provide the opportunity for Health Care Professionals to explore skills and strategies required for conducting compassionate consultations via telephone/virtual platforms.

It includes topics such as breaking bad news, discussing a deteriorating condition, advance care planning and resuscitation.

The course enables participants to

  • structure telephone/virtual consultations effectively
  • use the appropriate communication skills and strategies required to handle difficult and complex consultations on the telephone or virtual platform
  • identify, explore and respond to concerns and worries compassionately
  • tailor information to meet the needs of patients and carers

Dates

20 January 2022

 

Please direct all enquiries to the course administration karen.ross2@liverpool.ac.uk

Advanced Ethics in Palliative and End of Life Care

This conference will provide you with an opportunity to build your confidence, will enhance your skills and help you to develop strategies for dealing with difficult situations. By considering, discussing and debating a number of ethical dilemmas with others, you will increase your knowledge and learn how best to apply this knowledge and your enhanced skills to your practice.

Course Details

Location: St Anne’s College, Oxford
Date: 23 September 2022

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