Symptom Management in Palliative Care

Good symptom management is essential to improving the quality of life for patients and their families.  This masterclass aims to inform your practice and refresh your knowledge about how to manage some of the common symptoms experienced by palliative patients. 

Dates Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - Download as vCalendar
Venue Education & Conference Centre, Arthur Rank Hospice, Cherry Hinton Rd, Cambridge CB22 3FB
Contact Name Ginette Northmore
Contact Phone 01223 675801

Event details:

This Study Day is aimed at:

This day is developed for healthcare professionals in any setting to increase their competence and confidence when caring for palliative patients.

This masterclass will be delivered by our specialist palliative care professionals and will:

• Identify the common symptoms experienced at end of life

• Review the elements of assessment and management of clinical symptoms experienced by patients with palliative disease including pain, breathlessness, agitation, nausea and fatigue.

• Consider malignant and non-malignant disease

• Discuss pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of symptoms

• Explore Holistic assessment and the role of the MDT

• Discuss the concept of Total pain

• Understand when to refer to specialist services

• Recognise the personal impact of working with patients who are dying

Price: £90.00

Fully funded places are available for CPFT staff.  You will be asked for proof of eligibility so please only register for a free place if you are eligible.  Limited fully funded places for medical students.

To Register:

Location: Education & Conference Centre, Arthur Rank Hospice, Cherry Hinton Road, Shelford Bottom, Cambridge CB22 3FB. The  Centre at the hospice is fully accessible and is on the first floor accessible by a lift. 

Directions and Visitor Parking to the Education & Conference Centre 

 By Car: If you are using Sat Nav please use the P&R postcode CB22 3AB as some sat navs do not currently recognise the location of the new hospice. 

Car Parking: Delegates and visitors to the Education & Conference Centre should park at the Babraham Road Park and Ride located next to the hospice and use the footpath to the Centre.  Car parking at the Park and Ride is free for up to 18 hours. The car park at the Hospice is reserved for patients, families and Blue Badge holders only.

By Public Transport/Taxi: Cambridge railway station is approximately 3 miles from the Hospice. Taxis are available outside the entrance to the station or buses run from the city centre/railway station/Addenbrookes to the Babraham Park & Ride. Once at the Park & Ride, walk towards the vehicular entrance to access the pedestrian footpath to the hospice.  

Cycling: There are secure bicycle racks at the front of the hospice.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact the Education Team on 01223 675801 or 

What's the refund policy?

If you cancel your registration 14 days prior to the start of the study day, you will not be entitled to a refund, however you may transfer your booking to an alternative course. For non-attendees who have a fully funded ticket please note we reserve the right to charge a fee of £20.00, however extenuating circumstances will be taken into consideration when applying the cancellation fee.

Arthur Rank Hospice supports people in Cambridgeshire living with an advanced serious illness or a life-limiting condition and those who need end-of-life care. Our outstanding services are provided free of charge to patients and their families.

It will cost £8.66 million this financial year to operate our services, of which £4.68 million is budgeted from our contracts with the NHS and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

We are extremely grateful to our local community for the dedication, commitment and generosity they show in supporting us to raise the remaining £3.986 million.

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