Masterclass: Supporting Young Children and Young Adults with Life Limiting Conditions

Thursday, 17 May, 2018 - 09:30 to 16:30

Course fees: £100 per person (includes lunch)

This masterclass is suitable for all health and social care professionals caring for young people and their families/carers living with a life-limiting illness.

It enhances understanding of the multi-layered challenges that young people and their families face as well as grief, loss and bereavement, and their impact on professionals, patients and families/carers within a palliative care context.

It examines the approaches that can be developed to effectively provide support and enhance compassion and competence when supporting young people and their families.

What will I study?

  • Introduction to children’s palliative care services, and awareness of available services
  • Impact of diagnosis on the young person and their families
  • Challenges related to making difficult decisions and exploration of the legal versus moral challenges faced by families
  • Different approaches to support young people and their families pre and post bereavement

Learning objectives

  • Enhance understanding of children’s palliative care needs and services
  • Use evidence based tools and related theories to guide practice in assessing and recognising needs
  • Characterise your role in providing appropriate levels of support and information to the people you come across
  • Understand the impact and importance of self-care when listening to peoples’ stories of the death of a loved one
  • Identify the barriers to, and facilitators for, providing effective and appropriate palliative care and support to children and their families

The booking form is available below.

For more information, contact Saint Francis Hospice at or ring 01708 758646


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