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Our new online training module for healthcare professionals

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our end of life training module for healthcare professionals

A fulfilled life – the final chapter was developed and produced in collaboration with the Princess Alice Hospice in Surrey.  Our thanks also go to our member Mary Tye for her help in sponsoring this course.

Below we’ve shared an account from Mary’s daughter, Leo about why she and her mum felt so strongly that there was a need for training of this kind.

The beginning

My mother Mary Tye suffered a high level spinal cord injury after a fall in her late 80’s. Over the following decade our family discovered that there is no guidance for non specialist health and social care professionals involved in end of life care for spinal cord injured people.

There was an opportunity to develop best practice for end of life care for the SCI community and spread much needed best practice across the country. Mary wanted to take the opportunity to sponsor the development of a medical learning tool.

A fulfilled life – the final chapter

On Mary’s behalf, I contacted the education team at Princess Alice Hospice and the SCI specialist nurses at SIA. Both charities recognised the need for this education & agreed to work collaboratively, joining their significant palliative & spinal cord injury expertise. We are delighted with the outcome of this collaboration. Here is a high quality education program and resources for clinical teams caring for a person with spinal injury who is approaching the end of their life. This valuable tool is now available to all through the SIA website.

Full knowledge of SCI needs can truly give such patients the best care at the end of their lives, enabling loved ones to have peace of mind that all needs are well understood and managed.

Access to the course

Thank you to Leo and Mary and  Princess Alice Hospice for helping to make this valuable resource possible.

Find out more about this free course in our training section or simply click on the button below to register.

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