Palliative and End of Life Care

Learning Beyond Registration

45 credits at level 6

The accredited short course entitled ‘The Essential Principles of Palliative and End of Life Care’ will provide a framework for multidisciplinary practitioners to develop their existing knowledge and understanding of death and dying, in order to enhance their care practice. The principles of the end of life care pathway will be explored; taking into account personal circumstances, spirituality, multi-cultural issues, the socio-economic context and paying due regard for the wishes of the individual, their family and carers.

The content of the short course is based upon the National End of Life Strategy and the core competencies and principles expressed within it; supporting the translation of these principles into high quality patient care services.

Practitioners from both health and social care will be challenged to reflect upon and enhance their own clinical or care practices in a holistic manner; focusing strongly on the ways in which they communicate with individuals.

Entry requirements

Registered Health Professional qualification. LBR funding is available for this module and the 45 credits can be used towards the top-up degree for health professionals, BSc (Hons) Professional Practice.

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