Palliative Care Nursing (6 Days)



The aim of the course is to enable the learner to develop a broad knowledge base in the care of the person requiring palliative and end of life care.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course is to:

  • Develop an understanding of the concept and reality of person-centred palliative and end of life care
  • Discuss the therapeutic interventions in the management of pain and the relief of other symptoms in a person with cancer and non-cancer related conditions requiring palliative and end of life care
  • Examine the professional, legal and ethical issues that are relevant to the  care of a person requiring palliative and end of life care.
  • Discuss a range of current research that is pertinent to the practice of nursing in this specialist field
  • Discuss how the principles of palliative care may be applied to the person requiring assessment and the planning, implementation and evaluation of appropriate care and management
  • Reflect on the use of therapeutic communication skills in the care of the person and their family
  • Appreciate the significance of the psychological, social, spiritual and sexual aspects of care for a person and their family
  • Discuss the importance of multidisciplinary team collaboration in the care and management of a person requiring palliative and end of life care
  • Outline the needs of relatives and staff caring for a person in the palliative/end stage of illness and into bereavement


Registered nurses working in hospital or community caring for patients with palliative care or end of life care needs and their families


Lecture, group work, demonstrations, experiential learning



Please note you will be informed in advance if there is a direct cost to you or your organisation for your attendance at this programme.

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