Challenging Conversations at the End of Life (November)

22 Nov 2023 10:00 - 16:30 Learning Zone 3, Marie Curie Hospice Glasgow Free

A one-day, interactive workshop for Nurses (Band 5), Registered Nurses and other AHP’s.

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

Learning Zone 3, Marie Curie Hospice Glasgow

Challenging Conversations at the End of Life (November)

Date: 22 Nov 2023
Time: 10:00 - 16:30

Tutor team

Tracy Smith

EC4H Lead Tutor

Tracy is a Practice Development Facilitator with a nursing background. She is based in the Marie Curie Hospice in Edinburgh but also works with clinical staff across Scotland in the community setting. Through her experience of working clinically within the hospice and in a variety of other settings, 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

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.