Short courses
Health & Social Care

Pain and Symptom Management

Masterclass:

This masterclass is suitable if you are a healthcare professional in contact with patients and want to develop your skills in symptom management. 

Course information

Part-time

  • 1 day

More part-time details

  • March 2018
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384110
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £100

Contact details

Further information

Using the person-centred approach, you advance your knowledge and skills of assessment to inform interventions and evaluative techniques. Person-centred care and integrated support for complex symptom management (personalised, autonomous and co-ordinated) is an essential component to enhancing everyday life.

You develop knowledge and skills within a bio-psycho-social-spiritual and cultural framework, through use of case scenarios in:

  • total body systems and disease trajectories
  • age continuum
  • assessment tools and skills
  • user involvement/experience
  • using the person-centred model of care to explore gender, cultural and global issues regarding symptom management
  • psychological approaches to symptom management
  • disability and rehabilitation
  • pharmacology
  • non-pharmacological management strategies
  • promoting health and preventing disease from a holistic perspective incorporating legal, ethical and professional issues
  • current initiatives in pain and symptom management based on research at Teesside University.

Learning outcomes

You:

  • consider how the patient’s symptoms relate to their disease along with a critical evaluation of the impact of the symptoms on the patient using a person-centred approach
  • critically evaluate the effectiveness of assessments used to inform the evidence-base for the interventions, including any implications for the management of one symptom against another
  • critically analyse the use of shared-decision making and integrated working in the overall symptom management plan and how it relates to person-centred care
  • critically analyse the implications of these impacts from a legal, ethical, professional and political perspective
  • critically evaluate the outcomes of the patient from a person-centred and integrated perspective and make recommendations for future practice in your area.

Entry requirements

HEENE Funded
To access a HEENE funded place you must be employed as a band five or above within a North East NHS organisation and must gain approval from you CWD/CCG lead before the start of the masterclass.

Self-funding
To access this on a self-funding basis you must pay the fee before the start of the masterclass using the online shop.

Course information

Part-time

  • 1 day

More part-time details

  • March 2018
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384110
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £100

Contact details

Further information