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Transforming End of Life Care

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Transforming End of Life Care - Two day course 

Transforming End of Life Care is a two daycourse run by the Guy’s and St Thomas’ (GSTT) Hospital’s Palliative Care teams. This multidisciplinary course is designed for doctors, nurses AHPs, care workers and anyone who cares for people in their last year or so of life, and is free for GSTT staff.

The course has been running since January 2012, and so far has trained over 350 multi-professional staff from health and social care, community and hospital settings. It has been highly evaluated, with delegates especially valuing the face to face, experiential contact time, which gives the opportunity to explore both professional and personal challenges when caring for patients and families at the end of life.

Topics include: 

Pain & symptom management

SAGE and THYME communication skills

The last days and hours of life - priorities for care of the dying person

Recognising & managing clinical uncertainty – the AMBER Care Bundle 

DNACPR decisions and discussions

Grief and bereavement

Spirituality and culture


If you are interested in finding out more and/or attending the Transforming End of Life Care course, please contact Kathleen DeSantos:

Feedback from the previous courses includes:

“It was superb and informative, and built on my existing knowledge.”

“Very well structured and organised course. Confident and knowledgeable presenters. excellent course.”

“Excellent, and will help me improve or be more effective in the management and care of end-of-life patients.”









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