Conferences and learning events resource centre

Browse presentations from our retail, clinical and annual conferences, and from some learning events.

The resource centre gives you access to presentations, documents and videos, where available, from our main conferences and learning events.

Use ‘Choose category’ to browse presentations from a particular type of event. ‘Keyword’ searching will find results from any of the events. These resources are from conferences or learning events, which have taken place from 2014 onwards.

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  • Nov 27, 2018
    Parallel sessions 3 - 3.3 ‘Bounce Back Boy’ tackling the challenges of transition, discrimination and indifference – using personal experience as a catalyst for change and improving care
    An extract from ‘Bounce Back Boy’ was shown, a film which portrays the life and death of Josh Cawley, and to preview new educational resources which accompany it. Aimed at health and care staff working across all care settings, the resources raise awareness of the multiple challenges that can arise when a young person with complex needs is dying and highlight the importance of tailoring care to individual and family needs. The play explores the story of Josh, and of Lynn Cawley who adopted him, and the situation in which his needs were perceived too ‘complex’ for a hospice. Lynn will be joined in a discussion of her experiences by colleagues from Hospice UK, the Royal College of Nursing, and Skills for Care who have developed the resources which bring together lived experience with personal narrative and reflective practice.
  • Nov 27, 2018
    3.5 Conference papers. No child left behind? The challenges we face in caring for children - Nurses’ perception of caring for children after organ donation in children’s hospice cool rooms
    Dr Michael Tatterton, Consultant Nurse in Children’s Palliative Care and Head of Nursing, and Caroline Brennan, Practice Educator, Martin House; Rachel Summers, Specialist Nurse Organ Donation, NHS Blood and Transplant. This session included presentation of three abstracts submitted via the call for papers. The abstracts are reproduced in a conference supplement published by BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, an official journal of Hospice UK.
  • Nov 27, 2018
    3.5 Conference papers. No child left behind? The challenges we face in caring for children - Children’s palliative care nurse rotation posts: a recruitment, retention and resilience solution?
    Katie Stevens, Project Manager, Children’s Hospices across London This session included presentation of three abstracts submitted via the call for papers. The abstracts are reproduced in a conference supplement published by BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, an official journal of Hospice UK.
  • Nov 27, 2018
    Parallel sessions 3 - 3.1 Towards a UK-wide understanding of hospice care – the opportunity in our data
    Hospices currently sit on huge amounts of data in patient recording systems. Could we come together as a sector to pool that data to create a data hub that ensures hospices have access to high quality, relevant data to support evidence-based decision-making, make strong business cases, undertake meaningful benchmarking, tackle inequalities in access to care and plan for the future?
  • Nov 27, 2018
    Parallel sessions 3 - 3.2 Open up Hospice Care – a national fundraising and awareness campaign for the hospice sector
    The session gave an overview of the Open Up Hospice Care campaign, which was piloted last year and will run again in March 2019. Hear about what worked well, what we learnt and how hospices took part; what the plans are for next year, the new theme and how hospices can benefit from being involved. Catherine Bosworth provided an overview and John Palmer shared how Isabel Hospice used the campaign last time and how they are planning for their involvement in 2019.
  • Nov 27, 2018
    Parallel sessions 2 - 2.2 Living well with dementia
    In this session, we explored different ways to support people and their carers to live well with dementia. This session was concerned with real world practice and recommendations for service planning, delivery and patient and carer experience.
  • Nov 27, 2018
    Parallel sessions 2 - 2.3 Quality improvement in action: transforming care through hospice and hospital partnership working
    This session showcased how services have been transformed through collaboration between hospices and hospitals over a number of years to improve reach, efficiency and quality of care. You heard from colleagues who are leading change within their local health economy and what lessons have been learnt. There was an opportunity for delegates to consider implications for their own services and to hear key messages about the human dimensions of making change happen in practice.
  • Nov 27, 2018
    Parallel sessions 2 - 2.4 Brexit and its impact on charities and the health sector
    With Brexit dominating the headlines, there are still more questions than answers. In this session, we heard from experts for the latest thinking on what Brexit might, and we emphasise might, mean for hospice and palliative care services, both as charities and as healthcare organisations.
  • Nov 27, 2018
    Parallel sessions 2 - 2.1 Access, justice and ethics
    This session reviewed what research tells us about how culture affects attitudes to advance care planning and the potential impact for clinical practice and policy, as we learn that one size definitely does not fit all. Using case studies, it also considered proposals for a new ethical framework for palliative care, based on trust, authenticity and intent. This new thinking will help palliative teams to unravel complexity and review their decision-making. A further insight into the foundation and success of an inspirational project to combat loneliness and promote continuity of support in a Somerset town. Ideas on the future of the project, and potential replication of this ‘compassionate community’ initiative were explored.
  • Nov 27, 2018
    Plenary session 1 'Re-invention – of course, but how do we do it?'
    The hospice movement is now 50 years old. It is widely acknowledged that, regardless of past success, hospices must re-invent themselves to ensure they have a role in the future. This plenary explored possible dimensions of that re-invention, how hospices best engage in that process and what success would look like if they were effective in such efforts. The talk drew heavily on the challenges facing St Christopher’s and its vision for the way forward. As well as explored the future, it also looked back to the story of Cicely Saunders and her original invention of the modern hospice movement as a basis for considering the essential ingredients for radical and transformational change associated with re-invention. The opportunities and barriers facing current players in enacting her approach will be contemplated as will some external perspective on what successful re-invention could look like. The plenary provided an opportunity for leaders of other hospices and palliative care services to reflect on their own journey of re-invention as well as posing some questions for the sector as a whole.

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