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February 2018

When you don’t know what to say

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Education Centre – St Catherine’s Hospice, St Catherine’s Park, Lostock Lane, Lostock Hall
Preston, PR5 5XU United Kingdom

What will I learn? Why conversations might be difficult Recognising the emotions involved Basic communication skills Listening skills Techniques for talking This session is open to EVERYONE including members of the public, patients, families, supporters and volunteers as well as health and social care professionals. This session is FREE to attend, visit St Catherine's Hospice website for further information and to book your place.

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March 2018

The Elephant in the Room

March 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Education Centre – St Catherine’s Hospice, St Catherine’s Park, Lostock Lane, Lostock Hall
Preston, PR5 5XU United Kingdom
£50

A full frank and open discussion on those difficult topics. Visit St Catherine's Hospice website for further information and to book your place.

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Complex Grief

March 16 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Education Centre – St Catherine’s Hospice, St Catherine’s Park, Lostock Lane, Lostock Hall
Preston, PR5 5XU United Kingdom
£125

What will I learn? What is bereavement and grief? Stages of mourning. Normal grief reactions. Factors affecting the grieving process. Indications and pointers to complicated grief. Recognizing complicated grief. Dual process model. Bereavement communication episodes including techniques and endings. Case studies. Visit St Catherine's Hospice website for further information and to book your place.

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Advance Care Planning For People With Dementia

March 28 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Education Centre – St Catherine’s Hospice, St Catherine’s Park, Lostock Lane, Lostock Hall
Preston, PR5 5XU United Kingdom
£65

What will I learn? What dementia is (brief overview)? Living and dying with dementia. Capacity, the Mental Capacity Act and the legal frameworks including palliative and end of life care issues in the context of dementia. Advance Care Planning considerations. Advance Care Planning tools. Ethical and practical dilemmas. Case studies. Visit St Catherine's Hospice website for further information and to book your place.  

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April 2018

Family First Aid one-day course

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Education Centre – St Catherine’s Hospice, St Catherine’s Park, Lostock Lane, Lostock Hall
Preston, PR5 5XU United Kingdom
£35

The one-day course will cover: Introduction to first aid Incident management Dealing with an emergency CPR for all ages, and AED Treatment for unconsciousness Bleeding Fractures, strains and sprains Medical conditions; diabetes, seizures including febrile convulsions, heart attack, meningitis, strokes, and head injuries. Visit St Catherine's Hospice website for further information and to book your place.

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Delivering High Quality Palliative and End of Life Care

April 13 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Education Centre – St Catherine’s Hospice, St Catherine’s Park, Lostock Lane, Lostock Hall
Preston, PR5 5XU United Kingdom
£65

What will I learn? What palliative care is. What end of life care is. How to recognise changes in a person’s condition. How to identify medical and non-medical ways of managing end of life symptoms. An overview of Advance Care Planning. A refresher of basic communication skills. Case studies. Visit St Catherine's Hospice website for further information and to book your place.

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Advance Care Planning for Families and Carers of People with Dementia

April 24 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Education Centre – St Catherine’s Hospice, St Catherine’s Park, Lostock Lane, Lostock Hall
Preston, PR5 5XU United Kingdom
Free

What will I learn? What dementia is (brief overview) Living and dying with dementia Capacity and end of life care issues around dementia How to plan for their future wishes and what tools to use. Looking after ourselves when we are caring for someone. This session is FREE to attend, visit St Catherine's Hospice website for further information and to book your place.  

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May 2018

Free Educational Event for GPs and Nurses

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Shaw Hill Golf Club Chorley, PR6 7PP United Kingdom

Topics to include: Knees – when to scan, when to replace. Paediatric MSK – problems, what is normal? Urology – PSAs, Prostates and UTIs whistle-stop tour Gynaecology – investigation and treatment of menorrhagia. Vascular surgery – assessing for peripheral vascular disease. Special finale lecture – “Barbie goes to the Olympics”. ANPs and other clinicans are welcome to attend. For further information please download the event flyer: GP Educational Event 12-05-18  

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Understanding Bereavement

May 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Education Centre – St Catherine’s Hospice, St Catherine’s Park, Lostock Lane, Lostock Hall
Preston, PR5 5XU United Kingdom
£65

Learning Objectives: To understand what ‘bereavement’ is; To understand what ‘grief’ is; To be able to recognise the ‘cycle of grief’ (using Kubler Ross model of grief); To identify the difference between ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal’ grief; To explore ways in which we can provide advice and support to people who are bereaved. Visit St Catherine's Hospice website for further information and to book your place.

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Introduction to Hospice Care

May 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Education Centre – St Catherine’s Hospice, St Catherine’s Park, Lostock Lane, Lostock Hall
Preston, PR5 5XU United Kingdom
Free

What will I learn? How the hospice movement and St Catherine’s started Our charity and how we raise funds Our services How to be referred A day in the life of a member of the hospice team Job and volunteering opportunities This session is FREE to attend, visit St Catherine's Hospice website for further information and to book your place.

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