"You matter because you are you. You matter to the last moment of your life and we will do what we can not only to help you die peacefully but to live until you die”
(Saunders Selected Writings 1958-2004)
As the department of education, research and practice development, we are passionate in our commitment to remain true to Dame Cicely Saunders’ vision of palliative care. We actively strive to support and develop our staff to achieve this within Strathcarron hospice.
We also want to share and exchange expertise and knowledge with other professionals to enable them to provide quality palliative care in other settings.
This workshop will focus on the practice of using relaxation and gentle massage to promote comfort and support to patients with palliative care needs. The basic principles of gentle massage will be discussed with practical demonstration of gentle massage of hands, feet and over clothing. In addition demonstration of 'holding' and the use of some relaxation techniques, including the use of voice and how it can be used to support hands on work will be explored in the workshop.Read more
This exciting education initiative has caught the imagination of so many and is potentially so easy to deliver. The joy of the QELCA© programme is its flexibility.
We are accredited with St Christopher’s Hospice to provide this training locally to support practitioners to provide Quality End of Life Care.
We use the Effective Communication for Healthcare (EC4H) model of communication training. The workshops are led by a team of experienced facilitators who have all completed EC4H tutor training. The programme will follow a participant-led agenda and will be taught utilising an experiential approach.
Advanced Communication Training has been offered in Forth Valley since 2012.Read more
This 2 day course will enable registered nurses to develop increased knowledge and enhanced skills to promote effective communication with families of care home residents with palliative and end of life care needs. Read more
This afternoon workshop focuses on promoting the development of knowledge and skills required by registered nurses to verify Expected Death in a range of care settings. Read more
This half study day aims to introduce registered nurses to the use of the McKinlay syringe pump.Read more
A new communication model for care staff in health and social care sectors including those working in voluntary or private care organisation. The model is designed to be used as a guide to help care workers recognise and respond to people’s emotional concerns in a way that allows them to explore their own solutions and sources of support to manage their distress.Read more