Upcoming courses

Palliative Care MasterClass, Sheffield
07/03/2019 - 08/03/2019


Following a successful course in November 2017 we are pleased to announce that we will be holding another course. The programme will focus on Parkinson’s, dementia, multiple sclerosis and MND. The new course will be a two day residential course in Sheffield.

Our previous course was aimed at health professionals involved in palliative care for neurological conditions largely focused on Parkinson’s and dementia – including allied health professionals, doctors (grade SpR and above), specialist nurses, community teams and GPs.

The course covered some of the following topics:

  • Specific unmet palliative care needs in Parkinson’s and dementia
  • Palliative assessment tools
  • Disease-specific issues faced by patients
  • Commonly encountered medications and their side effects
  • Terminal stages – particularly how to identify and manage drug therapies in final days
  • Service considerations and delivery
  • Promoting autonomy – how and when to consider ACP in the context of cognitive impairment
  • Examples of good practice, discussion of how such practice could be spread and incorporated elsewhere
  • Future directions and research, quality improvement opportunities

Study grants

Potential funding opportunities may be available as follows:

  • The British Geriatrics Society offer an educational grant, to apply, download their application form here.
  • Parkinson’s UK may also fund up to £200 with a grant.

Terms and conditions

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