Facing Death, Patients, Families and Professionals

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

St Helena Hospice - Colchester

12 days

Module code: MOD001943

Module level: 6 and 7

Module credits: 30 credits

Number of places: 40


Advance your skills in the social and psychological aspects of dying, loss and bereavement. Gain insights into the needs of patients facing death, their families and professional carers. Link these needs to theories of communication and counselling. Explore the ethical, psychological and spiritual frameworks relating to palliative and end of life care.

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Full description

Who should attend?

The theory content of modules is suitable for all professions.  Full academic credit is only available for those students who are able to complete the practice element.


All days 9:30am-4:00pm
30 January 2017
6, 13, 20 & 27 February 2017
6, 13, 20 & 27 March 2017
3, 10 & 24 April 2017

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.

With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.

At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff.With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.

Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.

You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.

Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.

Where can I study?

Fees & funding

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For more information about fees, please enquire with our CPD Admissions Team. Call 01245 686868 or email admissionscpd@anglia.ac.uk.

If you require NHS contract funding, please speak to your manager before applying.

Contact details

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Bridget Moss
01206 851560

Claire Dalling
01206 851560

CPD Admissions Team
01245 686868

Entry requirements

To access this course, you must be a registered practitioner working with patients with advanced disease and/or at the end of their life in any clinical and/or supportive care setting.

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