“Give a person a fish, you feed them for a day. Teach a person to fish, and you feed them for a lifetime.”
Lao Tzu’s classic quote is still as relevant today as it was thousands of years ago. Especially when talking about training at ellenor.
Of course, most people know ellenor as a hospice charity providing care and support for life limited patients, and their families, in the North Kent and Bexley communities. From our Northfleet-based hospice to the homes of our patients throughout Dartford, Bexley, Swanley and Gravesend, we cater to all aspects of a patient’s health – be they psychological, clinical, social or emotional.
What’s less well-known, however, is that we don’t only provide care itself. It empowers other carers to do the same.
Aimed primarily at carers and nurses working in community health provider organisations, we offer a wide range of training and education programs. The sessions – which are delivered as part of a partnership with fellow local hospices Heart of Kent and Pilgrims, as well as Kent Community Foundation Trust – span a range of topics related to palliative and end-of-life care.
Sessions available through ellenor include:
- Essential End of Life Communication Skills
- Symptom Control
- Holistic Assessment & Recognising the Dying Patient
- Discussions and Decisions Involving Resuscitation
- Bereavement & Loss
- Wellbeing & Self Care
- Verification of Death by Registered Nurses
- Advance Care Planning – Voice & Choice
- Syringe Pump Theory and Drug Calculations
- ReSPECT Training for Healthcare Professionals
- Care of the Dying Patient and Basic Symptom Control
The goal? To raise the standards of care for patients with life limiting illness to equip carers, nurses and other health care professionals, with the tools to deliver effective care. Emphasis is on the health care professional’s empathetic approach to their clients/residents/patients and their family.