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From compassionate communication through medical and nursing care and on to care after death, clinicians need ongoing education and training to enable them to meet the challenges that caring for dying people can bring.  The International Collaborative is pleased to endorse the following courses, which meet the Executive Committee's standards and contribute to the achievement of the Collaborative's objectives.

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Advanced Communication Skills Training

Date:               10-11 June 2024

Duration:         Two days

Suitable for:    Senior doctors, junior doctors, nurses, allied health professionals

Members' fee: £425

Location:         Online

Language:      English

Delivered by:  University of Liverpool

Standard fee: £475

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Utilise the appropriate communication skills and strategies required to handle difficult situations with empathy and compassion

  • Tailor complex information to meet the needs of patients and carers

  • Reflect upon and critically appraise their own communication skills

  • Show awareness of the evidence base concerning optimal communication skills

Teaching Methods

Delivered by renowned educators Susie Wilkinson and Anita Roberts, the course will utilise experiential methods including role play with actors, exercises, demonstration videos and discussions.

Good communication skills are essential to providing good clinical and compassionate health and social care, and high-quality education is vital in supporting its delivery.

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How to Register

To register, email the course administrator, Alison Holcroft, at

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