Compassionate conversations and COVID-19

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Following last month's publication by the National Ambulance Service Medical Directors (NASMeD) of the guidance COVID-19 pandemic response: managing symptoms (including at the end of life) in the community, the Association of Ambulance Chief Executive (AACE) is holding a virtual workshop on breaking bad news, and supporting patients and relatives.

The workshop, Compassionate Conversations, will provide additional guidance, support, tools and reassurance in relation to this challenging area of practice and will be conducted through Zoom.

The session take place on Thursday 7 May, 2-3pm and will be will be facilitated by Anna Parry, Deputy Managing Director at Association of Ambulance Chief Executives, and Ian Baines, Transformation Consultant at NHS Horizons.

To find out more about and join the Zoom meeting, please follow this link.

To view the guidance, please go to: Managing Symptoms (Including End of Life) in the Community guidance (also available on the JRCALC App).

Please note that this workshop relates to communications skills related to difficult and sensitive conversations with patients and their families, and not with the 'compassionate conversations' held as part of the EEAST staff appraisals. 

 

Published 4th May 2020

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