Communicating with families when children have a life-limiting condition and complex needs

To provide an overview of the family's difficulties from the point of diagnosis and to examine ways to reduce overlapping of provision within services to minimise pressures on the family.Supporting 'Better Care: Better Lives, Improving outcomes and experiences for children, young people and their families living with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions' DH 2008.

Learning outcomes

  • gain a deeper understanding of families' needs
  • identify general family pressures, enabling professionals to facilitate focused support services
  • gain an understanding of parents' responses to loss and grief before and after their child's death
  • explore and develop our self-awareness and support for ourselves
  • identify the role of a 'key worker' in view of National Service Framework recommendations
  • become familiar with useful tools to aid communication between service providers and families
  • gain information about Child Bereavement UK, other similar support organisations and resources available.

Who should attend?
Suitable for professionals based in the community or in a hospital setting.

Buckinghamshire - Thursday 23rd February 201
Child Bereavement UK, Wycombe Road, Saunderton, Buckinghamshire, HP14 4HU
£120. Fees for participants include course materials, a CPD certificate of attendance, refreshments and light lunch.
10.00am to 4.00pm (Registration from 9.30am)
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