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Palliative Care

Department: Ashgate Hospice

Clinical Supervisors:

Dr Sarah Parnacott
Dr David Brookes

What the attachment offers trainees:

  • Training in symptom control in patients with advanced malignant disease/ COPD/ Heart Failure and progressive neurological conditions. Management of EOL care.
  • Understanding of the role of the Hospice in supporting the Community and Primary care teams in managing these patients within the home environment and liaising with professionals to support such patients.
  • Role of the MDT in supporting patients at home.
  • Role of bereavement services
  • Experience in supporting patients and their carers psychologically during advanced stage of illness

What teaching is offered:

  • Teaching Consultant ward rounds twice a week.
  • Teaching from Consultant and SpR on Palliative Medicine topics requested by the Trainee.
  • Attendance at study days.
  • Multidisciplinary meetings weekly.
  • Attendance in OPC/ Lymphoedema clinic/ Day centre to suit trainee
  • Teaching on benefits etc from Social work team
  • Spirituality from the Chaplain

Curriculum objectives for Palliative Care attachment (PDF)

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