This workshop uses theory and group discussion to examine the importance of nutrition and hydration in patients with a range of terminal illnesses.  It outlines the signs and symptoms of malnutrition and dehydration, examines treatment options and discusses how to encourage and support patients to eat and drink.

The importance of nutritional screening is discussed, alongside the duty of all organisations to identify and safeguard patients from malnutrition and dehydration.

The workshop also assesses the specific issues in patients with motor neurone disease and dementia, and examines cachexia, who is likely to be affected and how healthcare professionals can support patients with the condition.

Finally, the workshop will bust myths associated with nutrition and hydration at the end of life, discuss the communication challenges and ethical considerations both healthcare professionals and families might face when supporting their patients and loved ones.

To discuss the course please contact Jackie Pritchard, Head of Education and Development, Heart of Kent Hospice on 01622 792200 ext 217 jackie.pritchard@hokh.co.uk.

The course cost is £40.

Thursday 30 January 2020              3:00pm – 5:00pm

Monday 27 April 2020                     4:30pm – 6:30pm            

Thursday 1 October 2020               3:00pm – 5:00pm

Mon 7 December 2020                   4:30pm – 6:30pm

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