Symptom control sessions Are you new to palliative and end of life care? In this series of half day sessions you will learn how to assess and manage symptoms and address concerns arising across the four domains of holistic care – physical, psychological, spiritual and social. Session 1: What is palliative and end of life care? - Tuesday 10 September 2019 Covering the history of the hospice movement, the holistic model,human rights and future planning. Session 2: Pain - Wednesday 18 September 2019Covering the causes, assessment and management of physical, psychological and complex pain. Session 3: Gastrointestinal - Thursday 26 September 2019Covering the causes, assessment and management of gastrointestinal symptoms. Session 4: Skin - Wednesday 9 October 2019Covering wound care and the management of malignant fungating wounds and lymphoedema assessment and management. Session 5: Palliative care emergencies and nutrition & hydration - Wednesday 16 October 2019Covering causes, assessment and management of medical emergencies, management of nutrition and hydration in end of life care. Session 6: Psychological, spiritual and respiratory - Monday 21 October 2019Covering psychological support in palliative care and the challenges faced and exploring the contribution of spiritual care to symptom control (including spiritual pain). This session will also include multidisciplinary approaches to managing breathlessness and low energy. Cost: Mix and match the half-day sessions depending on your experience and knowledge or attend all six! 1 session - £45 2 sessions - £70 3 sessions - £95 4 sessions - £120 5 sessions - £145 6 sessions - £170 Booking: For more details on these sessions and to book please contact Min Perkins by emailing [email protected] or call 01823 365607.