Difficult Conversations, RCGP and St Christopher's Hospice: End of Life Care Masterclass


Difficult Conversations, RCGP and St Christopher's Hospice: End of Life Care Masterclass


Full-day course in London: RCGP members £95/Non-members £115

  • Spring 2019 - Full Day - Date & Venue tba

  • AM: Common Clinical Scenarios

    Dr Emma Hall, Consultant, St Chistopher’s Hospice

  • PM: EOL Advanced Legal Issues

    Legal expert: Tim Spencer-Lane

Add To Cart

Example Agenda for End of Life Care Masterclass:

1.    Introductions, objectives and welcome

2.   PART ONE: End of Life Care - common clinical scenarios:
                                    · Pain Management
                                    · Breathlessness and Respiratory Secretions
                                    · Nausea & Vomiting, Constipation
                                    · Common EOLC emmergencies
                                    · Terminal restlessness and the dying process, including best practice care after death

3.   Lunch

4.   PART TWO: Advanced Legal Issues: This half-day masterclass will explore the legal framework surrounding end of life care and serious illness and enable you to confidently discuss the following areas with colleagues/patients:  Consent - what exactly does informed consent mean; Mental Capacity Act; DOLS; Advance Care Planning; Confidentiality.

  • Introduction and welcome

  • People’s experiences of EOLC and main areas of concern

  • Informed consent when a patient has capacity

  • The Mental Capacity Act –

    • The capacity assessment

    • Best interests

    • The provision of serious medical treatment

  • The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

    • What is deprivation of liberty

    • The legal process and protections

  • Advance care planning:

    • Lasting Powers of Attorney

    • Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment

    • Advance Statements

    • Ulysses agreements

    • Do not resuscitate orders

    • Advance consent

  • Confidentiality and sharing information

Endorsed by: General Medical Council (GMC) & Royal College of GPs South London Faculty

RCGP logo-slf.jpg