17 June 2021, 17.00 - 18.00
Advance care planning (ACP) is the term used to describe the process of discussing and planning ahead between a patient, their family and the professional about the patient’s future wishes and priorities for care, in anticipation of some deterioration in their condition. ACP offers patient’s the opportunity to plan their future care and support, including medical treatment, while they have the capacity to do so. Highlighted as one of the most difficult areas for professionals, advance care planning can greatly help guide patients, families and professionals in decision-making for care at the end of life. This study session will aim to explore the importance of ACP and will give you information, advice and support on how to approach ACP discussions with patients and explore some of the documentation used to record and share these discussions.
Our webinars are for healthcare professionals only.
I’m a Locality Coordinator/Practice Educator for the End of Life Partnership, based in Cheshire, a charitable organisation which supports other Cheshire organisations to drive forward a collaborative approach to transforming palliative and end of life experience and care, where I’ve worked for 3 years. My role involves the planning, coordination, facilitation and delivery of education and training pertaining to palliative and end of life care. I’m also a facilitator of the National 2 day Advanced Communication Skills Training course and strongly believe that good communication is the key and foundation to excellent patient care. Prior to working at the Partnership I was a Lecturer in Palliative and End of Life Care at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice in Stoke, who had a collaborative partnership with Wolverhampton University. Prior to being a Lecturer I was a Specialist Nurse in Community Cancer and Palliative Care in North Staffordshire. I’m married with one son and enjoy travelling (no so much at the moment!) and cooking.
LCNUK Committee member. Karen was appointed Macmillan Lung/Palliative CNS in April 2010, prior to this her career was mainly in the acute sector. Karen worked on medical wards, ICU/HDU as well as being an A&E Sister for six years and Medical Nurse Practitioner for three. She trained at Stepping Hill hospital and Manchester University before moving to Macclesfield District General. Karen attained her Masters of Arts in Advanced Nursing Practice from John Moores University in 2012 and became a Non Medical Prescriber in 2013.In October 2014 she became Lead Nurse for Lung Cancer team at East Cheshire. In June 2018 she was honoured to receive the Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother award for Outstanding Nursing Service from the Queen's Nursing Institute. Karen is also co-chair of the Living with & Beyond Cancer sub committee for Greater Manchester & East Cheshire Lung Cancer Board. She has recently attained a BSc (Hons) Degree in Management in Health & Social Care at Manchester Metropolitan University.