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Advanced Care Planning Training

Advanced Care Planning Training

CPD Points 12 | Duration 2 Days | £239.00 per delegate

Course Introduction

This two day course will help you understand how advanced care planning can help patients, families and professionals in decision making for care during end of life. In addition, it will help you to reflect on your own practice and how it can be improved. We will discuss how to approach difficult conversations with effective communication strategies. This course is interactive and you will leave with the confidence to provide better care for your patients and clients.

This course is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners

Course Aims

  • Have an increased understanding of the importance of the skills required for best practice
  • Gain an overview of the communication strategies used in relation to advanced care planning
  • Understand the principles of effective communication
  • Become familiar with the use of tools and identify the importance of the initial and on-going assessment
  • Understand goals and patient focus, as specified in the Care of the Dying Pathway document and other national guidelines
  • Consider the aspects of advanced care planning including legal and ethical issues
  • Reflect on individual strengths and weaknesses in relation to ACP

Course Content

  • What is Advanced Care Planning (ACP)
  • Decision Making in ACP
  • Communication with Patients and Families
  • Strategies for Communication
  • Advanced Directives/Decisions
  • Quality of Life
  • Financial and Personal LPA
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Consent
  • Preferred Priorities of Care
  • End of Life
  • Outcomes
  • Care Goals
  • Living Dying Trajectory
  • Ethical Issues
  • Assessment processes and Tools
  • Documentation
  • Formalising patients’ wishes
  • Feelings, fears and beliefs
  • Using the Care of the Dying Pathway (including goal definitions)
  • Communication: How to communicate effectively with families
  • Multi-disciplinary working
  • Advanced Care Planning
  • Dying Process
  • Care Options
  • Cultural Considerations
  • Assisting Families
  • Case studies

Who should attend / would be applicable?

  • Nurses
  • Nursing Home Staff
  • Hospice Staff
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