ECHO News and Events
Most of our ECHO programmes or networks are about to come to a close for the summer break. You can read information on this page about our regular networks and-
please get in touch if you have any questions about Project ECHO. Rehabilitation in Palliative Care Giridhar Ravi, Specialist Palliative Physiotherapist based at Highland Hospice facilitates the Rehabilitation in Palliative Care ECHO.
Giridhar (known to us as Ravi) comes from a small town called Ongole, Andhra Pradesh, India. He qualified in 2005, worked in India for a year before coming to the UK in 2006 to pursue an MSC in Applied Physiotherapy.
Since December 2008, he has been working at the Highland Hospice in Inverness where his core duties are to provide expert specialist palliative, physiotherapy assessment, interventions, management plans and evaluation for patients with complex palliative care needs within the In-patient unit and community support services, maintaining/improving level of function as appropriate, and sharing this information with the wider clinical team as appropriate.
Ravi works in close collaboration with the doctors, allied-health professionals, nursing team andvolunteers to achieve this. He is also a joint lead in palliative respiratory and palliative neuro rehab.
This term is now under way- please get in touch if you would be interested in attending next term. Out of Hours Dr Lorien Cameron-Ross, General Practitioner facilitates our Out of Hours ECHO.
Dr Lorien Cameron-Ross is the Clinical Director for the Out of Hours in NHS Highland and the End-of-Life Care Together Partnership in North Highland. She also sits as Vice-chair of the Highland Local Medical Committee and the GP Sub Committee. She is an ex-Army GP having served in the Royal Army Medical Corps 1996 - 2006 and since then has worked in Scotland and Canada as a GP. She is passionate about out of hours general practice and works hard to improve the staff, patients and carers experience in this often-forgotten service.
This term has now finished - please get in touch if you would be interested in attending next term. Ethics
There's little doubt that 'collaborative decision-making', a cornerstone of the 'Realistic Medicine' approach, is improved when there is a common understanding of underlying ethical principles and practical experience of their application. Additionally, working together through complex processes, with reference to established theory, has the potential to strengthen bridges between disciplines and practice settings.
Last term, this group explored pertinent areas of ethics - by no means limited to end-of-life care. The curriculum covered basic theory, frameworks for decision making, consent, confidentiality and decision-making at the beginning of life.
This term has now finished - please get in touch if you would be interested in attending next term. Register to attend an ECHO programme or event
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