Virtual study day – Palliative Care for patients with Learning Disabilities

Wednesday 22nd September 2021
9:30 am - 4:15 pm

Join us for a full day of training, delivered by Hospice specialists and key partners who are working within the Learning Disabilities field, on Wednesday 22nd September. The study day, which is approved and accredited by the Royal College of Physicians (5 CPD points), will be delivered via Zoom and will look at:

• The barriers to providing gold standard palliative care for patients with learning disabilities

• Supporting patients with learning disabilities – before and after death

• Multidisciplinary Team-working in Palliative care for patients with Learning disabilities

A full programme for the event is as follows:

TimeSubject and speaker
9.30 – 9.45amIntroduction and welcome – Dr Qamar Abbas, Medical Director and Consultant in Palliative Medicine, St. Clare Hospice
9.45 – 10.30amSetting the scene for why this work is so important in light of the latest LeDeR data – Rebekah Bailie, Integrated LD Health Commissioner, LeDeR Local Area Coordinator, Essex County Council.
10.30 – 11.15amService users telling their stories (2 speakers – Rukhsana Ahmad & Sandra Wilson, Service delivery Lead Livability, Keefield Close.)
11.15 – 11.30amCoffee Break
11.30am – 1pmReflective session on communication – Louise Jenkins, Strategic Lead nurse, Hertfordshire County Council Community Learning Disability Nursing Service
1 – 1.45pmLunch
1.45 – 2.30pmOverview of palliative care/hospice services and reasonable adjustments we should be making – Annette Harmen, Clinical Nurse Specialist with special interest in LD, St Clare Hospice & LD nurse.
2.30 – 3.15pmGrief and Bereavement in people with Learning Disability – Danielle  Mathias, Adult and Child Social Worker, St Clare Hospice & Dr Cathryn Mannington, Clinical psychologist, Learning Disability Specialist Health Services, West Essex.
3.15 – 4pmWellbeing and Self Care – Danielle Mathias, Adult and Child Social Worker, St Clare Hospice.
4 – 4.15pmClose

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