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AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE FOR THERAPISTS IN SUPPORTIVE CARE SETTINGS.

19th May, 3.15 – 4.30pm
FHT Annual Training Congress @ NEC, Birmingham 

Dr Peter A Mackereth PhD MA Dip (N) London RNT RGN is the Clinical Lead for Complementary Therapies and Smoking Cessation/Alcohol Advice Services at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester. Peter is a registered nurse, complementary therapist, author and researcher. He has worked in intensive care, neurology and oncology.

This lecture will include a brief review of the legal and professional aspects of providing complementary therapies in supportive care settings; with specific implications for responsible and accountable practice. You will explore the concept of informed consent in relationship to patient expectations, evidence of outcomes and contracting for a therapy, with case studies that illuminate the challenges for practitioners, plus a focus on consent and patient information. You will also be introduced to a model of ethical decision and the professional issues in relation to the Cancer Network Guidelines and Codes of Professional Conduct.

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Further reading: 

Dr Peter Mackereth has supplied a list of reading materials on this subject that you may find useful. Please follow the link above for details.

He has also been featured in International Therapist, covering a variety of topics that include information about consent-related issues.

‘At the cutting edge’ (International Therapist, April 2011). Peter Mackereth, Anita Mehrez and Paula Maycock from the Christie NHS Foundation Trust, look at the role of reflexology pre- and post-surgery. 

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‘Saying ‘no’ to nocebo’ (International Therapist, April 2010). Anita Mehrez and Peter Mackereth, from The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, explain how the therapist rather than the therapy may trigger a ‘healing crisis’ in clients.

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THIS WORKSHOP = 1 CPD POINT

THE FHT ANNUAL TRAINING CONGRESS:

  • Over 20 lecture-demonstrations and workshops (1 CPD point per hour)
  • A wide range of topics
  • Private training rooms
  • Easy access to venue.

BOOK NOW AT www.fht.org.uk/2013

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