Elaine came from a Community Nursing background before joining the Education Team at Strathcarron Hospice in 1997. She holds a Masters in Nursing Degree (Specialty in Nurse Education) and has significant experience in Palliative Care Education at Graduate, Postgraduate levels and in delivering training for generalists. Her specific interests include: Psychosocial Care, Advance Care Planning, Communication and Childhood Bereavement.

Elaine is a COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland) accredited communication trainer and was a course facilitator for the Certificate in Counselling Skills Course from 1999-2008. She is part of the Forth Valley Sage & Thyme Communication training team. As an EC4H accredited tutor she has been involved in delivering the Advanced Communication training in Forth Valley.

If you would like to discuss how Elaine could work with you, please contact elaine.mcmanus1@nhs.net or 01324 826222 (ext.262)