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Last Few Days of Life course for Allied Health

Speciality Classification
Allied Health
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
NHS Health Education England

This session covers the last few days of a child/young person's life including the diagnosis of 'dying', the emotions experienced by families, symptoms, planning and care.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Describe the difficulty in diagnosing dying
  • Explain the emotional rollercoaster often experienced by families
  • State and plan for the preferred place for end of life care
  • Define a 'good death'
  • State the symptoms that occur towards the end of life

This session on the last few days of life considers the difficulty in diagnosing 'dying', the 'emotional rollercoaster' experienced by patients and families and the symptoms experienced by dying patients. It also looks at end of life planning and care in the last few days of life.


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Instructors / Speakers
Cheryl Adams,
Consultant Community Paediatrician with a special interest in Paediatric Palliative Care

Cheryl is a Consultant Community Paediatrician with a special interest in Paediatric Palliative Care. She is palliative lead for Coventry and Warwickshire, providing in-reach to hospitals and working with the community children’s nursing service to provide a holistic service including end of life care at home. Cheryl is the Consultant paediatrician for Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice in Coventry and works alongside two GP colleagues to support respite and end of life care within the hospice. She chairs the Coventry and Warwickshire supportive care forum and the Coventry and Warwickshire Paediatric Palliative Care Multi-agency Strategic Network, and provides medical input to the continuing care process for Coventry and Warwickshire.

Her interest in complex and chronic illness developed early in her medical training and evolved throughout her junior years. It was during her community paediatric placements that she found her passion of providing community palliative care. Whilst undertaking the Cardiff Master Course in Palliative Medicine she transferred from Wessex to West Midlands and completed her SPIN module in Paediatric Palliative Medicine under the guidance of Dr Angela Thompson. Cheryl is married and juggles her work with twin 10 year old boys and a rescue greyhound!

Delivery
Title
Last Few Days of Life course for Allied Health
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Palliative care
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
30 minutes
Location
Online
Access Duration (in months)
12
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