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Education & Training

Our in-house education and training is a central part of our mission to promote the highest quality Palliative and End of Life Care across Lanarkshire and further afield.

In partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University, our Education Centre has developed a range of accredited training courses, taught by experts in Palliative and End of Life Care which are designed to improve Palliative and End of Life Care within all settings.

Our education provision includes a variety of ongoing initiatives delivered at different educational levels to meet the needs of individual learners and caring organisations. The service is also involved in initiatives at both local and national level meeting the needs of individual professionals as well as caring organisations.

For more information on our multidisciplinary training, university-validated courses, short course programmes, study days and First Aid training, please follow the links below:

Enriching & Improving Experience

Mapping education and training to the framework for Palliative & End of Life Care

A framework to support the learning and development needs of the health and social service workforce in Scotland.

Download the PDF here.

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Domain 1

Fundamentals of Palliative Care

This domain includes the underpinning principles and philosophy of a palliative care approach, and incorporates elements essential to developing and improving palliative and end of life care service provision.

To access details of the training provision for a particular level, view the tabs below.

Domain 2

Communication and Conversations

Effective communication and conversations are integral to the provision of palliative and end of life care and support. Workers need to be able to have effective conversations with people who may be experiencing distress and uncertainty, provide support and share decision-making. Good communication is also essential to enable effective teamwork in and across teams.

To access details of the training provision for a particular level, view the tabs below.

Domain 3

Loss, Grief and Bereavement

Dealing with loss, grief and bereavement is integral to palliative and end of life care provision for people, their families and carers, and the workforce providing care and support. This domain acknowledges the potential impact of living and working with loss and recognises the importance of appropriate support for self and others.

To access details of the training provision for a particular level, view the tabs below.

Domain 4

Care planning and delivery

This domain outlines the importance of working in partnership with the person, their family and carers to promote participation, choice and control, and address their personal outcomes and holistic needs. It involves taking a proactive approach to care by anticipating, assessing and responding in a timely way to incorporate people’s needs, personal outcomes and choices, and take account of changing needs, deterioration and uncertainty.

To access details of the training provision for a particular level, view the tabs below.

Domain 5

Care in the last days of life

This domain focuses on care in the last days and hours of life, when the team caring for the person agree that death is expected within hours or days and a natural death is occurring, all possible reversible causes having been considered.

To access details of the training provision for a particular level, view the tabs below.

Informed Level

Informed level outlines the knowledge and skills required by all health and social service workers in relation to palliative and end of life care.

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Skilled Level

Skilled level outlines the knowledge and skills required by health and social service workers who by virtue of their role and level of responsibility regularly provide care and support to people with palliative and end of life care needs, their families and carers.

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Enhanced Level

Enhanced level outlines the knowledge and skills required by health and social service workers who by virtue of their role and level of responsibility provide, co-ordinate and manage the care and support of people with palliative and end of life care needs, their families and carers.

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Expert Level

Expert level outlines the knowledge and skills required by health and social service workers who by virtue of their role and level of responsibility play an expert specialist role in the care and support of people with palliative and end of life care needs, their families and carers.

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REHIS
St Andrew’s Hospice is also a Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland Registered Centre and offers the following courses as required:

  • Elementary Food Hygiene
  • Elementary Food and Health

First Aid Training
(Accredited by SQA)

3 days: First Aid at Work – £210

2 days: First Aid at Work Re-certification – £140

1 day: Emergency First Aid at Work – £70

3 hours: Annual Skills Update – £40

Dates can be arranged to suit for group training.

Contact Christine Reaoch on 01236 772017 for further information.

Contact education
Please get in touch with us if you have any education enquiries.

Funding for education
If you’re interested in taking any of our courses but require support to do so, help might be available. There are a number of organisations in the UK that offer financial and other supports to healthcare students. To find out what assistance you might be eligible for, please visit:

http://grants.learnzone.org.uk/

www.macmillan.org.uk/Aboutus/Healthandsocialcareprofessionals/Gettingsupport/Grants.aspx