Explore the core principles of palliative care. Learn the skills you need to assess patients and their families in order to deliver effective palliative and end of life care as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Palliative and end of life care covers the holistic care of all patients living with life-limiting illness, aiming to improve their quality of life and that of their families. Government initiatives such as the Department of Health’s End of Life Care Strategy increasingly place patients at the heart of decision-making about their care.
Palliative and end of life care is relevant in many care settings.. It involves the holistic care of patients with advanced progressive illnesses, and the purpose is to achieve the best quality of life for patients and their families. Palliative care needs to be available when and where the patient and their carers want it.
This course is ideal for carers working with people who are approaching the end of their lives, and is especially relevant for non-registered carers in care homes, hospitals and hospices. It will help you to identify assessment needs and to apply the principles of palliative care in any practice setting.
This course explores the core principles of palliative care. It will provide you with the skills you need to assess patient needs before planning and delivering a holistic care. This course is particularly relevant if you are new to the field of palliative and end of life care or are interested in improving your knowledge and skills in this area.
If you enjoy this module, you can continue your studies and achieve a degree with ourBSc (Hons) Palliative & End of Life Care (top-up) course.
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.
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For more information about fees, please enquire with our CPD Admissions Team. Call 01245 686868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you require NHS contract funding, please speak to your manager before applying.
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