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Certificate in Palliative Care for Complementary Therapists

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Certificate in Palliative Care for Complementary Therapists

Certificate in Palliative Care for Complementary Therapists

This course provides a solid foundation for complementary therapists from all disciplines who would like to work in the specialist fields of cancer and palliative care.

The course comprises four study days which can be supplemented by an optional two sessions in clinical practice working alongside a Butterwick Hospice Complementary Therapist.

The course is accredited by The Federation Of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and constitutes 20 CPD credits.Lectures and workshops are facilitated by a number of clinical specialists currently working within health care settings

To attain the certificate all four study days must be attended, but for those who are interested in certain topics only, a certificate of attendance will be provided.

This course is suitable for complementary therapists who have post registration experience in their chosen therapy. Previous experience or knowledge of issues related to cancer and palliative care is not required.

Course Structure

Day One - Introduction to Palliative Care

An overall introduction to palliative care focusing  on the holistic management of the dying patient, including the importance of multi professional care. An overview of life limiting neurological conditions and case study group work.

Day Two - Caring for the patient with cancer

Topics include, what is cancer, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, management of some of the more common symptoms, body image issues, communication and psychological issues, cautions and contraindications in treating patients with cancer and ways to adapt your practice.

Day Three Integrating complementary therapies into orthodox healthcare settings

Clinical governance, legal aspects of patient care, research and development in CAM. Refelection and clinical supervision are explored in order to examine how complementary therapies can be safely integrated into practice.

Day Four Complementary approaches to symptom management

Symptom management, pain management, nausea, bowel dysfunction, lymphoedema management, fatigue and nutrition are all covered to give the student a clear picture of how patients may be managed effectively with a range of orthodox and complementary therapies.

This course is delivered by a wide range of specialist practitioners working within the field of cancer and palliative care. Tutors include complementary therapists, physiotherapist, palliative doctor, specialist nursing staff, haematology nures specialist and Macmillan team.

This course has been delivered successfully for over 10 year as a pre requisite for complementary therapists working within hospices and NHS services.

Cost: £360

To register your interest in this course, please contact us on 01642 662785 or email: sevenwellbeing@butterwick.org.uk

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