Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC) training events

  • Communication skills and delivering difficult news: the implications of antenatal screening and testing
  • Supporting parents’ decisions
  • When a prenatal diagnosis is made: providing best care 

ARC training is informed by the contact and feedback ARC has had from parents over the last 30 years, and research in the field. The training affords practitioners the opportunity to reflect on their own experiences around issues such as communicating risk, delivering difficult news and supporting parents' decision making.

It takes time, experience and training to gain the confidence and competence needed to provide individualised care to parents through antenatal testing and its consequences. ARC training days are designed to help healthcare professionals to respond both practically and emotionally to parents' needs, as well as to consider their own support needs.

All of these training days can also be delivered in-house at your Trust. If you are interested in hosting a study day, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Miranda on miranda@arc-uk.org.

Day 1 – Communication skills and delivering difficult news: The implications of antenatal screening and testing

With an emphasis on the parent’s perspective of antenatal testing, this day helps practitioners develop the skills needed to deliver sensitive care to patients.

Dates:

Saturday 9th March 2019
Saturday 13th July 2019

Day 2 – Supporting parents’ decisions

This day looks at how healthcare professionals can best inform and support parents following a diagnosis of fetal anomaly through decision making and afterwards.

Dates:

Saturday 11th May 2019

Day 3 – When a prenatal diagnosis is made: providing best care 

Participants consider the key factors that will ensure high quality care is in place for parents who have had a fetal anomaly diagnosed. We also explore the latest developments in prenatal testing and the impact these are likely to have on care.

Dates:

Saturday 8th June 2019

Times:

All days run from 10am to 4pm

Venue:

345 City Road, London EC1V 1LR

Website:

Please visit the website for more information and to book your place.

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