Information on the course.

This course is for all staff already involved in End of Life (palliative) care and for those who may be likely to care for those approaching the end of their life. Delegates will gain an understanding of attitudes and of the fears relating to the end of life, and of the responsibilities of their role as a carer.

Delegates will be able to create/have input into care plans for the dying, to ensure that the person has a good death in a positive and stress-free environment.


Course Content

  • Introduction and explanation.
  • End of life care strategy.
  • Attitudes and fears about death and dying.
  • Good and bad experiences of death and dying.
  • Advanced care planning.
  • Symptom management.
  • Advance Directives.
  • Roles and responsibilities in end of life care.
  • Last offices.
  • Grief and loss.


Assessment and Certification

Delegates may be expected to engage in a number of group activities. A certificate of attendance will be awarded upon completion.


Course Numbers

This course is better with smaller groups but is achievable with larger – to bear in mind that some may wish to ‘open up’ about a person cared for, being cared for or indeed a relative.

It is respectfully asked that staff should not be expected to be on duty. Staff who do attend should be available for the full session.

Course Duration

Half Day.


Recommended up to 12


The training venue should be in quiet and undisturbed part of the premises.
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