Working With Patients During A Dying Process

As practitioners, we see people in many phases of their lives, and occasionally we encounter them during their end of life. Death is a subject we don't talk about in our culture. It is dark, complicated and takes people to places they would prefer to avoid at all costs. That's why this module is so important. Isobel Cosgrove, an Acupuncturist with over thirty years experience, uses her experience about working with a patient during a dying process to help us understand the complexities of dying, and our role as a support person through the process. She talks about isolation being the greatest burden for the patient and how we can help them transition through their emotional journey - so that they have a peaceful death.


Goals of the course:

1. To understand how the concept of death and dying has changed in recent years
2. To gain insight in to the medical profession's approach to dying and how we can offer better support
3. To explore different philosophical approaches to the dying process
4. To learn new skills to be better able to support someone during the end of their life


This course is £10 for non JCM subscribers.

This course is £7.50 for JCM subscribers.

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Running time: Approximately 1 hr

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Speakers Biography

Isobel Cosgrove is a highly respected Acupuncturist, mentor, clinical supervisor and teacher. With over 40 years experience as an acupuncturist, Isobel has acted as Director of Licentiate in Acupuncture Studies (Lic Ac) at The College of Traditional Acupuncture, and as a Consultant in the development of Practitioner Support and Continuing Professional Development programmes. In 2013 she was elected a Fellow of the British Acupuncture Council. Between 1964 and 1980, Isobel taught Human Sciences in north America and at Newcastle and Oxford Universities. During a sabbatical year in Canada in 1978 she began studying Chinese medicine and has completed her studies at The College of Traditional Acupuncture in 1981. She has practices continuously since then. From 1983 to 1993, she has run clinics in the UK while also offering Training in Supervision to acupuncturists seeking to improve their clinical skills and enhance their professional development,