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Delegates provide excellent feedback for Paediatric Palliative Care course

29 January 2021

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Previous delegates on our Problem Solving in Paediatric Palliative Care course have kindly provided excellent feedback on their experiences.

The course is organised by Cardiff University in collaboration with Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice and the All Wales Managed Clinical Network for Children’s Palliative Care.

I completed day 1 of the paediatric palliative care course and found it an invaluable learning experience. The quality of the online teaching was excellent, with expert, knowledgable and passionate speakers, and I am very excited about the rest of the course. Attending this course has increased my confidence in caring for children and their families towards the end of life and will allow me to provide the best possible patient care in the future.
Karen Manias, Paediatric Oncology Registrar

Having worked as a nurse within a Children’s Hospice for 5 years the ‘ Problem Solving in Paediatric Palliative Care’ short module was valuable in widening knowledge and gaining an appreciation of wider MDT within PPC. The course has a real mix of healthcare professionals and hones in on particular skill mixes etc. If you have a specific area of interest within PPC and would like to explore further this course will help. The virtual classrooms and discussions help with distanced learning. There is lots of support and guidance provided by the course organisers. The course would definitely help anyone who was thinking of doing a masters and is a great stepping stone.

Gemma Jones, Delegate

I undertook the Problem Solving in Paediatric Palliative Care course in 2019. Throughout the experience I found that - despite having worked in the PPC world for a number of years - I was able to expand on existing, and gain new knowledge, about the field from the tutors and those who provided teaching sessions. Though I work in a role of an allied healthcare professional I was made to feel that the concerns and problems I faced in my daily working practice were just as relevant as those coming from a medical background. The course provided me an opportunity, and the confidence, to sink my teeth in to something that had been playing on my mind for some time, and all whilst being guided by experienced and knowledgeable tutors. A really valuable experience.The project work enabled me to address issues within my role that until that point had been 'managed' but not 'solved'. Taking part in this training allowed me to take the first steps towards achieving the latter and, though an ongoing process, has helped in equipping me to get there.

Abi Tong, Delegate

Supported by the CPD Unit, the teams have collaborated to adapt the popular face to face course to online provision in order to continue offering physicians, nurses, psychologists, therapists and other professionals working with children this valuable content during the pandemic.

The course has been converted into an entirely online course. It is split into two main sections:

  • 4 tutor-led taught days delivered via zoom, each a month apart
  • a virtual learning environment to support reading, project development and discussion between taught days.

The course has been sensitively designed to allow  delegates to have plenty of time to complete the pre-course work, providing flexible learning options at a time when we know frontline workers are facing significant challenges.

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