End of Life Care education to support Gold Standards Framework in care homes : Workshop Two

WHEN : Thursday 16 May 2019

TIME : 09:00 – 13:00

COST : This course has been subsidised by Jersey Hospice Care

VENUE : King Centre, Jersey Hospice Care



The course will be facilitated by members of our Specialist Palliative Care team and Nurse Champion.

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.

Anna Haslam is a clinical nurse specialist in palliative care and has worked in palliative care for 16 years. Anna originally trained as a nurse in 2003 at Salford University and then continued to complete her degree in 2012.

Anna has a specialist interest in pain and symptom control.  She also has an interest in dementia and is a dementia friends champion, which is a volunteer who encourages others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia in their community.

Anna has worked in various settings in a specialist palliative care role including hospice, community and the acute hospital settings.


The half day course will cover:

  • Values associated with end of life care assessment
  • Increasing awareness and understanding of Frailty
  • Understand the importance of Advance Care Planning (or Best Interest) discussions
  • National policies / local care standards
  • Reflective practice
  • After Death Analysis

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at staff from care homes that have completed the Gold Standards Framework training.

Course details

This is the second of three workshops

Workshop Two aims to enhance your understanding of frailty as a long term condition, dementia and the importance of advance care planning.

Learning outcomes

  • Understanding the concept of Frailty as a long term condition
  • Understanding the potential issues for residents with dementia at end of life
  • Understanding the importance of advance care planning (or Best Interest ) discussions