"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 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 half study day aims to introduce registered nurses to the use of the McKinlay syringe pump.Read more
This workshop will focus on the principles of gentle massage, with time for practical demonstration and participation in hand and foot massage. There will be an introduction to simple holding techniques and the effectiveness of light massage over clothing.Read more
HEARTS is a mnemonic for a group of therapeutic processes (Hand-on, Empathy, Aromas, Relaxation, Textures and Sound) that when combined enhances relaxation and sleep, reduces tension and stress and promotes feelings of well-being.
This two day course will explore the rationale for each component of HEARTS and will include demonstration, participation and discussion.Read more
This workshop will explore the principles and benefit of simple relaxation techniques with a focus on creative imagery. Participants will practice techniques to enable them to deliver individual and/or group based relaxation sessions.Read more
Come and join our quarterly programme to find out what Hospice and Palliative Care is all about.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
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