Graduation day for Compton staff

Certificate in Higher Education Developing Palliative and End of Life Care Practice Students

At Compton, we’re proud to partner with healthcare professionals to enable them to develop their knowledge and understanding of all aspects of palliative care.

Thanks to our long established relationship with the University of Wolverhampton, we offer a range of accredited modules and courses in areas of Palliative and End of Life Care, and Lymphoedema.

Today, we’re extremely proud as 3 of our students have graduated following the successful completion of the ‘Certificate in Higher Education Developing Palliative and End of Life Care Practice’, in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton.

Bobbie-Jo Bradley, Kerrie Jones and Nola Hill have all completed the certificate over the last 2 years, alongside working within Compton’s Community Care team as Healthcare Assistants, caring for patients in their own homes.

Bobbie-Jo said of her experience “I found the course beneficial as it has enhanced my understanding of palliative care as well as giving me confidence in myself”.

The certificate which provides healthcare assistants working within the field of palliative and end of life care with the knowledge, insight and skills associated with caring for people and their families dealing with palliative and end of life illness, covers a range of modules including; Essential Aspects of Palliative and End of Life Care, Developing Communication Skills and Raising Awareness of Symptom Management.

Healthcare Assistant Nola Hall comments “I have learnt so much about all aspects of palliative care on this course. It has given me a lot more confidence and the knowledge to understand and support my patients and their families”.

By undertaking this certificate, students have improved their ability to provide person centred care, and to meet the emotional, physical, social and spiritual needs of patients and their loved ones, living with the effects of complex and incurable conditions.

Healthcare Assistant Kerrie Jones comments “A huge thank you to all of the teaching staff at The Cedars for supporting me in my learning journey over the last 2 years. As a student the greatest aspect of my learning journey is that I have been encouraged and supported to further develop my knowledge and skills within palliative and end of life care and that I have been able to put this into practice within my clinical care setting ensuring that I deliver high quality care to all of our patients.”

Jenny Hadley, Lecturer Practitioner at Compton is the lead for the Certificate in Developing Palliative and End of Life Care Practice. Jenny said of the student’s achievement “Today these students celebrate their success and continue to provide excellent care to patients and their families. Big congratulations to you all, well done!”



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