Gentle Dusk Training: End of life Conversations and Planning

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12 November 2019
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Contact Name: Mireille Hayden,
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Around 70% of people would prefer to die at home. In England, 50% die in hospital. Only 7% of us have recorded our wishes and preferences for the care we would like at the end of our lives. Planning ahead can help people receive this care; it gives them a greater sense of control and can help make things easier for those that care for them.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:  - Explain what planning for the end of life is and why we need to do it;  - Discuss what makes it difficult to talk with service users about dying and end of life care; - Reflect on what might be important to them towards the end of their life; - Discuss how someone can record their end of life wishes in an advance care plan and explain their role in the advance care planning process; - Use a range of strategies and skills to initiate conversations about dying and planning for the end of life; and - Outline key actions they will implement to help their service users plan for end of life.

The Course is taking place on Tuesday 12th November 9:15am until 4pm and cost £100 per person. Group discounts available. To book a place contact

100% of all participants, who have previously attended this course, said they would recommend it to others

"Well balanced, interactive and very informative. Important because it really got me to think about what is important for me and what could be important for others. "      

Gentle Dusk ( has been delivering Planning for the End of Life training to a wide range of audiences since 2011. The training is engaging and participatory and provides participants with a range of fun and engaging materials and tools to initiate and support conversations.                  

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