Palliative care

We are pleased to announced the launch of our first Palliative Care MasterClass.

27 November 2017
Cost: £275 per person plus VAT
Location: Manchester

This MasterClass is 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.

This one-day course will cover 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

For more details see the draft programme for the day. Speakers will be confirmed shortly.

Click the register button to complete the online application form (opens new window).

 

STUDY GRANTS

Potential funding opportunities may be available as follows:

  • You may apply to Parkinson’s UK for a grant of up to a maximum of £200 to cover course costs and travel expenses, to download an application form click here. Please note that submissions are considered on a monthly basis.
  • The British Geriatrics Society offer an educational grant, to apply, download their application form here.