UNISON Northern Ireland

Events

Palliative Care - Symptom Management

Wednesday 20 November 2019

UNISON Derry

This half day session aims to provide participants with an understanding of holistic palliative care to clients and patients with a life limited progressive illness. It aims to equip health care professionals with the knowledge and understanding of symptom management  in palliative and end of life care; and the provision of physical, psychological, spiritual and social support in order to provide person centred  care and  to achieve the best quality of life for patients / clients and their families. The session will be delivered by the NI Hospice.

Palliative Care - Pain Assessment & Management

Wednesday 20 November 2019

UNISON Derry

The aim of this half day session is to enable participants to develop their understanding and skills in assessment and management of pain in patients with advanced progressive life limiting illness.   It is open to all staff who engage with patients in receipt of end of life care in acute, care home and home care settings.  The session will be delivered by NI Hospice

Palliative Care – An Introduction for Homecare, Care Assistants & Nursing Auxs

Thursday 21 November 2019

UNISON Derry

Managing an Infection Outbreak in a Care Home for Care Assistants & Domestic/Cleaning Staff 

Thursday 21 November 2019

UNISON Belfast

The occurrence of outbreaks of infection in community settings varies greatly. In many outbreak situations or where there is increased potential for spread, it is necessary for further action to be taken. This workshop will explore the general principles Care Assistants and Domestic/Cleaning staff should use in assisting with the effective management of infection outbreaks in community nursing and residential homes. It will be delivered by Shirley Johnston Nurse Educator.

Palliative Care - Spirituality

Thursday 21 November 2019

UNISON Derry

This half day workshop will explore the meaning of spirituality and its relevance in the context of palliative and end of life care.  It will focus on the assessment of spiritual wellbeing and spiritual distress whilst considering appropriate interventions and coping mechanisms. It will be delivered by the NI Hospice

Organising Steward (day 5)

Friday 22 November 2019

UNISON Belfast 

UNISON stewards are the most important link between members in the workplace, their employer and the wider union.  This six day course is for new stewards to give you the knowledge and skills to support members locally and take on issues in your workplace.   New stewards get paid time to attend (where a facility agreement exists with the employer).  The course is accredited by SERC and will be delivered by a SERC tutor.

 

 

Women's Health & History

Saturday 23 November 2019 to Sunday 24 November 2019

Bushmills

Mindfulness - Advancing Your Practice (day 2)

Tuesday 26 November 2019

2 Day Course - Tues 18 & 26 Nov UNISON Belfast

Dealing with Grievances and Disciplinaries

Thursday 28 November 2019 to Friday 29 November 2019

UNISON Derry

Organising Steward (day 6)

Friday 29 November 2019

UNISON Belfast 

UNISON stewards are the most important link between members in the workplace, their employer and the wider union.  This six day course is for new stewards to give you the knowledge and skills to support members locally and take on issues in your workplace.   New stewards get paid time to attend (where a facility agreement exists with the employer).  The course is accredited by SERC and will be delivered by a SERC tutor.

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