Having Conversations about Serious Illness: Communication Skills Training

Date and time

24th June, 2021

Duration: 3 hours 13.30 - 16.30


Fully funded for staff working in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.


Delivered virtually via ECHO Zoom for business (Secure)
Delivered virtually via ECHO Zoom for business (Secure)

About this workshop

Topics included in the session are:

Listening and questioning skills-good practice tips and hints
Blocking behaviours-what stops a conversation
• Dealing with challenging questions at the end of life
• Having open honest discussions about serious illness

By the end of this session delegates will have:

• Enhanced communication skills
Increased confidence and skills to answer challenging questions from patients and their carers
• Increased confidence to initiate end of life discussions
• An opportunity to rehearse skills in a safe and supportive environment

Increase knowledge of strategies for conversations about serious illness

Suitable for

Registered nurses/nursing associates/allied health and social care professionals who hold an individual professional registration within health and social care settings e.g. NMC, HCPC.

How to register

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