These sessions are:
- Opioids in pain management: advanced knowledge
This advanced session looks at the properties of the main opioids used in the UK, when to switch opioids, particularly in renal impairment, and when to use subcutaneous opioid preparations.
- ‘How dare you do this to me!’- Managing anger
This session identifies common reasons why patients approaching the end of their lives react angrily. It also looks at how this can be identified, and the most effective responses professionals can use.
- Understanding and using empathy
This session describes empathy and encourages you to explore its use in the clinical setting.
- Things which block good communication
Both professionals and patients say and do things which can block communication. This session describes the various behaviours which block communication. Awareness of blocking behaviours, and their impact, helps professionals to avoid such behaviours.
- Intrathecal drug delivery
This session provides an overview of intrathecal drug delivery (ITDD) for the management of cancer pain. It aims to enhance the understanding of which patients may benefit from this approach and the principles which govern the safe use of ITDD systems.
- ‘What will it be like?’ – talking about the dying process
This session explores the concerns that patients may have about dying, end of life events that professionals need to consider discussing with them, and the communication skills that can be used to facilitate these conversations.
- Management of sore mouth and other oral problems
Oral problems can impact greatly on the quality of life of patients receiving end of life care. This session provides a framework for the assessment and management of a sore mouth and other oral problems.
More information is available on the End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) programme page.