Advanced Communication Skills (Adults)

This 2 day course is aimed at MDT senior practitioners working with adults.

Target audience

The course is appropriate for doctors, and senior practitioners (band 6 or above) including nurses, social workers, clinical psychologists, allied health professionals and others whose role entails having difficult or challenging conversations with patients and those important to them.


27 & 28 October 2020 - FULLY BOOKED

1 & 2 December 2020 - FULLY BOOKED

Further Dates to be announced


9.00 am -5.00 pm


Northern Ireland Hospice, Education & Research Department, 74 Somerton Road, Belfast


Academic staff, Northern Ireland Hospice


To enhance participant core communication skills by growing awareness of their own communication skills, and by enabling practitioners to safely test strategies to improve communication with children, parents, relatives and colleagues.


 This inter-active workshop will use experiential learning methods including role play with actors to:

  • Develop an awareness of the evidence base concerning optimal communication skills.
  • Utilise appropriate communication skills and strategies required to handle difficult situations.
  • Tailor complex information to meet the needs of children and families.
  • Reflect upon and critically appraise their communication skills.



Additional information

Each participant will be required to undertake a role play based on a previous encounter with a person, relative or colleague. This will be video recorded and reviewed to enhance participant learning.

Due to the focus and reflective nature of this course, practitioners are advised to contact the course facilitator if they have had a significant trauma or bereavement in the last 6-9 months.

For further information about the course, please contact Anne Rogan via email at or telephone 028 90781836

To book please either Pay Online or Pay by invoice below.