Principles and Practice of Palliative Care


Get the concepts and definitions of palliative and end of life care that you need to provide the best service in your career as a health professional and gain an understanding of the nature and relief of suffering from physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual perspectives.

In this module, you will explore current policy development in palliative and end of life care both locally and nationally and current legal, ethical and professional issues in palliative and end of life care. You will be given the tools to acknowledge the physical and psychological responses to loss and bereavement, as well as the decision making and techniques to sensitively and thoughtfully converse with patients of all ages on topics including end of life decisions.

The module will also address the common core principles for holistic palliative and end of life care through effective holistic assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for patients in a variety of practice settings.

Delivery method
Distance learning

14 January

21 January

28 January

4 February

11 February

plus either: 4th March or 11th March 2021 all 9:00-12:00 & 13:00-16:00

Start date

Thursday 14 January 2020

School of Health and Social Care
Certificate of Attendance

Entry requirements

Applicants should be working in the Health and Social Care sector.



How to apply

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