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Key Concepts in Palliative and End of Life Care

Duration: 2 Day(s)
CPD Hours: 18
Start Time: 09:15
End Time: 16:30


A 2 day programme of study designed for Doctors, Registered Nurses and Allied Health Professionals, from various care settings, whose role may include supporting and advising patients with a life limiting illness.

This course provides the necessary knowledge and information to equip staff with confidence in how to manage the holistic needs of the person facing death and support those important to them.


Definitions of Palliative and End of Life Care

Communication skills

Advance Care Planning


Recognising dying

Symptoms at the end of life

Nutrition and Hydration

Care after death

Overview of Palliative Care Emergencies



  • Define palliative and end of life care and make links with their current clinical role
  • Demonstrate enhanced communication techniques which will assist them in managing difficult/sensitive discussions related to death and dying
  • Describe the key elements of advance care planning and understand the legal and ethical considerations
  • Understand the significance of assessing spiritual needs to promote holistic care
  • List the common signs which indicate a patient is actively dying
  • Increase knowledge in relation to assessment of the 5 most common symptoms at the end of life and the non-pharmacological and pharmacological management of these
  • Analyse the benefit/burden of nutrition and hydration (including clinically assisted N&H) in the dying patient
  • List own responsibilities in relation to promoting dignified care after death
  • Understand the signs of 4 common palliative care emergencies and how to manage these effectively
  • Reflect on own practice and identify learning which will assist in implementing change within their clinical setting


Live Online Instructor Led Course

15/07/2024 - 16/07/2024
£ 280.00
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