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External: ‘Making healthcare more human’
On 28 March 2018, The Point of Care Foundation will be hosting its conference, ‘Making healthcare more human’, at the Wellcome Collection, London.
In July, they published a briefing entitled ‘Behind closed doors: Can we expect NHS staff to be the shock absorbers of a system under pressure?’, which highlights the extent of the pressure NHS staff are facing, and the consequences for patients, if more is not done to support staff.
The CPD-accredited conference will provide an opportunity for delegates to learn from experts and network with peers who share these concerns in innovative and challenging sessions. In line with our mission to ‘humanise healthcare’, delegates will learn:
- how to practice collaborative leadership between managers, staff, and patients;
- how to recognise drivers for staff engagement, how to improve staff experience, and how to enable staff to care for themselves and colleagues;
- how to understand what conditions enable staff to be at their best with patients.
The conference, chaired by Dr Phil Hammond, aims to encourage new learning and to challenge traditional ideas about the role of staff and patients.
The morning sessions will include a patient discussion panel followed by forum theatre performed by Performing Medicine, which will draw on themes from the patient panel to perform scenarios where staff can provide more human care.
The afternoon will provide the opportunity for a conversation between staff and patients, encouraging both to think about what difference it makes when relationships between them are strong, as well as what enables/prevents these relationships from building. This will be followed by a keynote presentation from Professor Sally Maitlis, who will talk about how to create healthy organisations. You can watch a video of her discussing how following your calling can lead to burnout here.
If you want to be part of the movement for a healthcare system which is more human, book now to attend this unique and progressive conference. The audience will be drawn from a wide range of professions but will be of particular interest to nurses and midwives, as well as academics and researchers.
The cost is £200 with discount available for group bookings. You can book your place by visiting the event page: https://www.pointofcarefoundation.org.uk/event/making-healthcare-human/