This course is only available to UNISON members.
Palliative Care – Talking about Death
“People who are dying do not take on the persona of someone else, but die as themselves” (Death and Dying, OU).
Quality of communication can define the experience of death, yet it appears to present many challenges. Taboos, language, traditions and expectations are a few of the issues which may shape an individual’s experience at the end of life.
This session will explore how we communicate with people who are approaching the end of their life, and provide an opportunity to share our understanding and perspectives on this normal, but extraordinary, experience.
Tutor: Aine MacNamara
Tutor's organisation: Open University
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Bargaining and Equality
This course will give participants with an understanding of how prescription and over the counter medicines are misused. It will provide an overview of the types of medicines as well as information on the prevalence, effects, risks to the user, harm reduction methods and services available. It is relevant to anyone who works/volunteers with those with addiction issues, with young people and also may be of interest to parents
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