Difficult Conversations at the End of Life (June)

26 Jun 2024 09:30 - 16:00 Marie Curie Hospice, Edinburgh Free

A one-day, interactive workshop for Registered Nurses Clinical Nurse Specialists and other Allied Health Professionals.

Participants will work in a small peer group and address communication challenges drawn from their clinical practice and their educational roles. Particular focus will be on initiating conversations about deteriorating health, people’s priorities and plans for future care such as hospital treatments options, further admissions, clinically assisted nutrition or hydration and CPR.

Learning Outcomes

In this advanced clinical communication workshop participants will:

• Review their current practice in communicating with patients, families and other professionals about deteriorating health and care planning

• Identify personal learning objectives and develop strategies for addressing these within a supported peer learning group

• Critique and apply relevant literature/ theory on effective communication

• Identify ways of increasing communication effectiveness in their own practice

This workshop is for Marie Curie staff only

Marie Curie Hospice, Edinburgh

Difficult Conversations at the End of Life (June)

Date: 26 Jun 2024
Time: 09:30 - 16:00

Tutor team

Tracy Smith

EC4H Lead Tutor

Tracy is a Clinical Educator with a nursing background. She works with Marie Curie staff across Scotland in the hospice and community setting. Through her experience of working in palliative care in both clinical and educational roles, she knows the importance of effective communication at the end of life and also of the challenges faced by clinical staff. She has facilitated communications skills training for many years but became a EC4H tutor in 2016

Lauren Eadie

Lead EC4H Tutor

Lauren qualified as an Adult Nurse in 2012. She has spent most of her career within Intensive Care, including a redeployment to ICU during the Covid 19 pandemic and a one-year career break in Hobart, Tasmania. Communication has been paramount in her day-to-day role, where she often had to adapt her skills to suit her patients’ needs. In 2023 she commenced her current role as a Clinical Educator for Marie Curie and became an EC4H Tutor.