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Conversations for Life! DVD & Toolkit Simple Tools to Start the Conversation DVD Toolkit
This DVD Toolkit is for educators or community facilitators who want to inspire and engage patients, families and seniors in planning ahead for their future care (advance care conversations and planning).

Designed for experienced educator/facilitators looking for new ways to engage the public in advance care conversations and planning
, this Film Discussion Guide & Toolkit gives you the top tools used in the nationally endorsed Conversations for Life public health campaign (UK) with workshops delivered to hundreds of members of the public.

The film, card game and worksheets help educators raise awareness and support participants to:
  • Open these conversations
  • Explore what matters most to them
  • Support them to make informed choices
  • Help them access available resources over time
  • Begin to create a ‘personal action plan’
  • And access further information or support over time

The Conversations for Life workshops and film were inspired by the stories of real people and provided participants with the first step to overcome the taboo of talking about death and dying in order to have a say in their future care. The workshops introduced the basics of 'advance care conversations' via a film of their peers, and provided an opportunity for participants to explore and define for themselves why these conversations are important to them, and to practice how they will begin to start talking with family members, their carers or other professionals.

Your Film Discussion Guide & Toolkit includes:

  • Information about the CFL programme & experiences of a facilitator delivering a workshop.
  • Pre- and Post Participant surveys
  • Breaking the Silence, DVD and accompanying Facilitators Discussion Guide
    • A brief background about the film
    • Pre- film viewing questions
    • Post-film viewing questions and coaching guide
  • The Conversation Game (1 pack)
  • How-to guided notes on facilitating the Conversation Game in a group
  • 6-Part Conversation Template
  • How-to guided notes on translating the conversation game and film discussion into the 6-Part Template
  • Conversation tool to help start conversations
  • Action Planning Summary sheet to support participants next steps
  • A list of additional support services (UK)
    • Pre and Post Tests for evaluation
    • Purchasing this pack allows you to copy the participant handouts.
    • Nationally approved forms and guides can be downloaded on-line
    • Extra packs of the Conversation Game cards can be purchased separately dependent on size of group. (Recommended 1 pack/delegate)

This DVD Toolkit is for healthcare educators working to engage and inspire staff who need to become more aware, comfortable or confident in supporting patients and families in planning ahead for their future care (advance care conversations and planning).

The DIY Facilitator Toolkit brings the top tools and facilitator guides used in our Simple Tools to Start the Conversation enhanced communication skills workshops delivered to more than 2000 staff in 11 NHS areas across the UK including multi-disciplinary teams and those geared specifically to GP’s, Community Nurses, Care Home staff and those working in Dementia, Memory Clinics, Renal and Cardiac Care.

“We were requiring teams to start end of life conversations with their patients, yet missed the first hurdle. They were afraid of starting these conversations themselves.’–NHS Commissioner

This Facilitator Toolkit includes:
* Breaking the Silence, DVD
* 20 packs of the Conversation Game
* Handouts with facilitator notes to engage your delegates in 7 separate tools to help start the conversation, including sharing the DVD, exploring patient wishes and values, applying a spiritual assessment, a 6 part framework for conversations and a conversation template. Two nationally endorsed documents are also included.