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Holistic Aspects of Palliative Care Study Day

Multiple dates

The first session of this interactive workshop considers the history and origins of Cicely Saunder’s concept of “Total Pain”.  As a group we consider the Social, Psychological, Physical, and Spiritual components of pain and look at the relevance of “Total Pain” in our assessments.

The aim of the second part of this workshop is to explore the importance of sexuality, body image, and dignity - reinforcing the need to include 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. 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

Is this course for me?

This course is intended for all health care workers in any setting and provides further learning related to the concept of total pain and sexuality, body image, and dignity.

Presented by:

Judy Le Marquand: Practice Development Sister, Gail Edwards: Nurse Champion, and Karen Eloury: Senior Nurse


Sandwiches are available at Jersey Hospice Care at a subsidised rate and can be ordered on the day of the event at Reception.

An allergy guide will be available should you have any dietary requirements.