Sexuality, Body Image and Dignity (March)

23 Mar, 2021
14:00 - 17:00
£60 or early bird price of £51 if booked more than two months before the course
King Centre, Jersey Hospice Care

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Gail Edwards, Nurse Champion and Karen Eloury, In Patient Unit Sister

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.


The following topics will be covered:

  • The importance of dignity
  • The impact of altered body image on wellbeing at the end of life
  • Barriers to communication around sexuality, intimacy and body image
  • Application to practice

Who should attend?

The course is intended for all health care assistants and trained nurses in any setting.

Places are limited to 8 per session.

Course details

The aim of this three hour workshop is to explore the importance of including intimacy and sexuality as central components of health care. Interactive activities will be used to explore the issue of dignity and how this may be perceived and experienced by individual patients.

Cancellation policy

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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