Sexuality, Body Image and Dignity
- 09 Oct, 2019
- 14:00 - 17:00
- A place on this course costs £50
- King Centre, Jersey Hospice Care
Gail Edwards and Karen Eloury, Specialist Palliative Care nurses, Jersey Hospice Care.
About the Facilitators
Gail Edwards is the Nurse Champion at Jersey Hospice Care. Her primary role has been to support the implementation of the Gold Standards Framework throughout the community in Jersey. This evidenced based approach to end of life care helps develop the competency and confidence of staff to empower them to manage the palliative and end of life care needs of patients regardless of care setting.
Gail has spent 12 years in various nursing roles within Jersey Hospice Care, achieving a BSc Clinical Practice from the University of Southampton and is currently studying at Masters level. Gail is passionate about achieving ‘the one chance to get it right’ at the end of life by ensuring the right care is delivered to the right patient, at the right time, in the right place.
For this reason she works to improve her knowledge through continuous professional development and through delivering education in an engaging innovative style.
Karen Eloury is a Sister on the In Patient Unit at Jersey Hospice Care. Her primary role is to ensure the day to day smooth running of the ward through effective planning, delivering and evaluating care for patients with life limiting illness. Working closely with families and carers, as well as patients, she also co-ordinates and ensures collaborative working within the wider multidisciplinary team. Karen also leads and directs the nursing team, demonstrating effective supervision of staff, as well as supporting them through any individual training needs.
After working in the acute sector for 23 years as Staff Nurse and Ward Sister, Karen’s first role at Jersey Hospice Care was as part of the Specialist Palliative Care Team. Her role incorporated co-ordinating care for patients in the community with specialist palliative care needs. Karen holds a BSc (Hons) Clinical Practice, as well as the European Certificate in Palliative Care. Her further study includes the symptom management course at the Royal Marsden in London.
Karen is passionate about, and continues to work towards, improving and enhancing the patient experience at Jersey Hospice Care.
- To explore the relevance of how dignity is perceived and experienced by the patient
- To raise awareness of the impact of altered body image on a patient’s well being at end of life
- Examine hypothesized barriers to communication around sexuality, intimacy and body image at end of life
Who should attend?
The course is intended for all health care assistants and trained nurses.
Places are limited to 20 per session.
The aim of the course it so explore the importance of including intimacy and sexuality as central components of health.
Payment is required to secure the course.
If you cancel the booking within 30 days of the course start date you will still be charged. We do accept replacement delegates up until the last minute or you could arrange to transfer your place onto a later course.
If Jersey Hospice Care has to cancel the course either due to not reaching minimum capacity for the course or due to an unavoidable event such as trainer sickness or adverse weather conditions, we will get in touch to offer an alternative future course date or to offer a refund.
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