Our Nursing Palliative Care Network shares specialist palliative care education and support with district and community nurses in our local region.


Dates and details

July 13th 2022 – 2-3.30pm

Having difficult conversations with patients and families - communication in palliative care.


Donna Hastings & Craig Hutchinson

 Family Support Team Working

August 10th 2022 – 2-3.30pm

Assessing and managing delirium in palliative care patients.

Including terminal agitation


Dr. Juliet Spiller

Marie Curie- Edinburgh

September 14th 2022 – 2-3.30pm

Palliative Care Emergencies – Hypercalcaemia &Haemorrhage


Eimear Hallisey, CNS Jane Arber and CNS Martin Bijak

St Columba’s Hospice Care  


October 12th 2022 – 2-3.30pm

Anticipatory Care planning in Palliative Care patients/DNACPR

Including recognising the deteriorating/dying patient.


CNS Lisa Miller and Julie Robertson

Marie Curie CNS Team

November 9th 2022 – 2-3.30pm

Palliative Care Emergencies –

Spinal Cord Compression


Dr. Tony Duffy

Specialty Doctor

St Columba’s Hospice Care

December 14th 2022 -2-3.30pm

          Management of total Pain

Including anticipatory prescribing/administration & non-pharmacological advice 

Dr. Jane Hume

Specialty Doctor

St Columba’s Hospice Care

January 11th 2023 – 2-3.30pm

Bereavement, grief and looking after ourselves when caring for dying patients and their families. 

Craig Hutchison 

Counselling and Bereavement Support 

St Columba’s Hospice Care


February 8th 2023 – 2-3.30pm

Total breathlessness in PC

Including anticipatory prescribing/administration & non-pharmacological advice. 


Delia McPhillips

NHS Lothian Clinical Educator




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