Palliative Care and Complementary Medicine (PALL)
This 2-day (consecutive days) Palliative Care Course is a NEW 'Guest' Course written and presented by Bridget Purser. Bridget is an experienced Complementary Therapies practitioner with 18 years experience of working in palliative care. She started as a volunteer at a local hospice and now runs the Complementary Therapies department and its team of 14 therapists. As well as having a teaching role at the hospice and other health organisations, she has taught for a number of years at local colleges - including the Aromatherapy module on a Foundation Degree.
This course is open to anyone with an interest in this field and who would like to find out more.
Studies commence at 10.00 a.m. and finish at 4.30/5.00 p.m.
During the Course we will explore:
- What Palliative Care is and what it offers
- The role of hospices
- Motor neurone disease and other neurological illnesses
- Other life-limiting illnesses
We will look at a patient's journey from initial diagnosis through to their 'passing' in a hospice. We will investigate orthodox treatments, as well as complementary treatments and look at the holistic approach vital to offering this type of care.
A patient will visit during the Course and offer their unique perspective on their journey and their use of complementary therapies and how this has benefited them.
We will investigate, in depth, essential oils and their use in this field and have the opportunity of making up aroma sticks, creams, lotions etc., all of which are used in the palliative care setting. We will also see how to adapt therapies and their uses: such as Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Healing, Visualisation/Guided Imagery, Yoga, Hypno-massage.
Day One - theory and practical:
- What is Palliative Care?
- Delivering 'End of Life' care
- Hospices and other units: what they offer
- The Patient's Journey (including a talk by a patient)
- Cancer, Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and other life-limiting illnesses
- Common orthodox treatments
- Practical: Adapting therapies for use for patients with life-limiting illnesses as well as at the end of life
Day Two - theory and practical:
- The Holistic Approach
- Complementary treatments that are not hands-on e.g. nutrition, herbalism etc.
- Complementary therapies used in palliative care
- Essential oils used in palliative care (and other areas of health-care). You will have the opportunity of making aroma sticks, creams, lotions etc.
- Continuing with adaptation of therapies
This is a great opportunity to attend a Course with someone with such a wealth of experience and we would recommend that you book your place early as we anticipate that it will be a popular Course.
Course Certificates are awarded to completing Students.
Many Associations accept our courses for CPD including the IFPA (12 Category A Points).
The cost of the course includes £7.50 for materials.
"Really opened my eyes to all that the Hospice offers and the special care one needs to afford the terminally ill."
"The Tutor was generous with her knowledge, information and own experience. Well run, good timing, excellent hand-outs covering so much of the subject and more. I enjoyed the aroma stick and cream making."
"Very informative. Overall the Tutor has extensive knowledge that has enhanced my knowledge."
"Learnt a lot! Many hand-outs to take away and read and use for reference - very much appreciated."
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