Advice For Professionals

Making a referral

If you are currently caring for a patient who has a life-limiting condition and requires expert and compassionate care then Weston Hospicecare may be able to help.

If you believe Weston Hospicecare can help then please call 01934 423900 or email medsecs-admin@westonhospicecare.org.uk.

Education and training

As part of our mission, purpose and values, we are dedicated to helping improve the care that people affected by life-limiting illnesses get in our community.

One way we do this is to provide a variety of training sessions. Our sessions are varied, both in topic and audience. If you’re interested in attending any of the below training sessions, please do get in touch.

If you don’t see a training session that meets your needs, you can also let us know, and we will evaluate whether or not the topic is one we could cover in future training sessions.

Training options include:

• H.E.L.P. Sessions
• Complementary Therapies and Palliative Care training
• Support for Family Members and Carers

Advance Care Planning

We have developed a guide for planning for the last days of life in response to requests from patients and their families to have a cohesive guide covering choices for end of life care.

We find that there is no ideal point in a person’s illness to raise this, and this is very much dependent on the individual patient.

Raising the subject of advance care planning does involve considerable skill on behalf of the healthcare professional and is ideally done where a relationship of trust has been developed with the patient.

Often the process is done in several stages, and leaving a booklet in the house for the patient and family to look at in their own time may be appropriate.

Patients and their families should not be pressurised into doing advance care planning, but equally, we believe that patients should be allowed to plan for their future, thus retaining some degree of control over their lives.

We have also developed a document to facilitate decision-making for the care of patients lacking capacity.

The document aims to bring together relevant carers, family and healthcare professionals to share the information which can help with making a ‘best interests’ decision.

This can be extremely useful if a crisis arises to help direct the most appropriate management. If you’re interested in having a copy of this guide please get in touch by clicking here.

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