New for the EAPC’s 18th World Congress 2023! From breathlessness to media management… announcing our exciting Congress workshop line up!

Today we give you a sneak peak into what we know will be an #EAPC2023 highlight! These workshops are open to anyone who is attending the EAPC’s 18th World Congress 2023. Join the experts to learn more about these key palliative care topics.

Can you guess the workshop topics from these images?

See if you guessed right! Click on the title to learn more…

#EAPC23 Skills Workshop: Challenges in Symptom Management – The Compassionate Breath: Breathlessness Anxiety Management.

‘Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts’, Thich Nhat Hanh.

Join me to explore how body-oriented practices can help us and our patients (re)develop Breath and Body Literacy.  By working at the level of sensory input we are able share experiences of bodily security which – I argue – is foundational when supporting people whose lived experience is characterised by breathlessness and bodily doubt.

All Breathers Welcome!!

Credit: Pixaby.

#EAPC23 Psychological and Cultural Challenges: Miscommunication with the Media.

Come and practise actively miscommunicating! Why? Well, precisely because there can be pitfalls in media collaborations, and if you are interviewed by newspapers, online or tv media journalists, it is worth knowing how and when things can go wrong – and how to help to get positive palliative care stories out there.

So come and practise some miscommunication, and then work to finesse your positive soundbites. A more informed and a ‘safer’ media strategy is guaranteed by the end of this session!

#EAPC23 Psychological and Cultural Challenges:  We Are Also Going to Die.

‘If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life – and only then will I be free to become myself’, Martin Heidegger. 

Healthcare professionals can sometimes have an uneasy relationship with their own ill health and the concept of their own death.  This workshop creates a space to explore some key themes in relation to themselves – first by thinking of triggers in their lives, and those of others, for facing this important fact that ‘we are also going to die’.  Join me to discuss philosophical, ethical and psycho-spiritual elements of facing mortality.

Kenny Eliason (Unsplash

#EAPC23 Innovation and e-Health Solutions: Designing and Implementing Virtual Palliative Care Courses.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the global education landscape, and remote learning is here to stay!  The nine instructional events outlined by Robert Gagne provide an excellent framework for designing effective learning experiences. Good learning pedagogy cannot be compromised, even when courses are delivered remotely. Join me to keep up to date with advancements in digital education technologies to ensure that our programmes remain relevant, rich, and engaging. 

Cookie the Pom (Unsplash).

#EAPC23 Palliative Care for Older people: Strategies to Provide and Measure Palliative Care Delivery for People with Dementia in Long-Term Care Settings.

Clinicians and researchers working in long-term care settings see unmet needs from residents and families, such as inadequate symptom management and breakdowns in communication about care goals, that palliative care providers are well-qualified to address. Yet, despite recognition of its importance, particularly for people with dementia, palliative care is not consistently available in long-term care settings due to a variety of barriers. Come and take part in this pragmatic, solutions-focused workshop, where we will consider models of palliative care in dementia, how to implement these and how to measure effectiveness to improve outcomes for the person and family caregiver.

Credit: Belajati Raihan Fahrizi (Pixaby)

#EAPC23 Psychological and Cultural Challenges: A new type of interprofessional learning: the World Grief Café.

What is loss in palliative care? In this workshop, join us to reflect together on the many dimensions of loss. For patients and their families, the existential dimension is central – the need to find meaning at the end of life and after death. But how to address this dimension? We will present an understanding of the existential dimension and invite you to work together from different disciplines and perspectives. Together, using the format of a World Café, we will generate insights on the existential dimension of grief and how to address it.

Credit: Aitoff (Pixaby).

We hope this has inspired you to come and join the workshops at #EAPC2023.  You do not need to register for these workshops – just come to the workshop room at the date and time stated. Look forward to seeing you there!

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