Patients, Families and carers

Training Courses

The Education Department at Dove House Hospice provides short day/evening courses, study days, lectures and workshops for health and social care professionals, assisting them in providing appropriate palliative care within the community.

Upcoming Courses


Study Day

Caring for Someone at the End of Life - This day aims to give delegates an overview of caring for a dying person, covering recognising dying, pain and symptom control, emotional and psychological care, addressing spiritual issues, supporting family and friends and accessing appropriate support.

Target audience: All staff working in palliative care.

£50 (includes lunch and refreshments)

9am - 4.30pm

Wednesday 8th November 2017


Study Day

End of Life Care for People with Dementia - This day will look at person-centred care and dementia, and caring for a person with dementia at the end of their life. Part of the the day will involve some interactive work using patient case studies.

Target audience: Qualified nursing staff and care assistants.

£50 (includes lunch and refreshments)

9am - 4.30pm

Friday 10th November 2017


Study Session

Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) - This session will explore the issues and key principles around DNACPR at the end of life, including legal and ethical aspects and communication with patients, carers and professionals.

Target audience: All health and social care staff.

£25 (includes refreshments)

9am - 12.30pm

Wednesday 15th November 2017


Lunch & Learn

Young Adults with Life Limiting Conditions - Living and Dying Well Our Lunch & Learn sessions enable health and social care professionals to keep abreast of current developments in end of life and palliative care.

In this session we will explore the challenges and priorities for young people with life limiting conditions and the development of supportive and palliative care services in the area.

FREE (includes lunch and refreshments)

12.30pm - 2.00pm

Tuesday 21st November 2017


Information Afternoon

To enable those studying/working in a health and social care setting to find out more about the services provided by Dove House Hospice.

Target audience: All health and social care staff with an interest in palliative care.

FREE (includes refreshments)

1pm - 3.30pm

Thursday 23rd November 2017


Hospice Lecture

MND - Withdrawal of Assisted Ventilation - This lecture will explore the ethical and legal issues surrounding the withdrawal of assisted ventilation at the request of a patient with Motor Neurone Disease.

Target audience: All health and social care staff.

FREE (includes light buffet and refreshments)

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Tuesday 28th November 2017



Lunch & Learn

Our Lunch & Learn sessions enable health and social care professionals to keep abreast of current developments in end of life and palliative care.

FREE (includes lunch and refreshments)

12.30pm - 2pm

Tuesday 19th December 2017


Booking Information

Information about how to book and what happens if you need to cancel can be found on our Booking Information page.

If you would like to download our Education Course booklet please click here, or you can request a hard copy to be mailed out to you.