Palliative Care

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In our Palliative Care course course, you will gain a detailed insight into the core principles, practices and challenges of palliative care. We will delve into various aspects of palliative care, including symptom management, communication strategies, ethical considerations and future trends.

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Course Description

All About Palliative Care

On completion of the course, students will gain an understanding of the principles practices and evolution of  Palliative Care. You will learn about pain management and how to address symptoms.

We will cover the different types of support and the different complementary therapies included in palliative care. You will learn about advanced care planning and the importance of cultural sensitivity.

You will learn about the importance of communication and addressing the challenges of grief and bereavement faced by families and the caregivers of the patient.

We will cover the various aspects of palliative care, including symptom management, communication strategies, Advocacy and policy development, ethical considerations and future trends.

We will cover the ethical issues of palliative care, the legal frameworks and regulations that are applicable to palliative care. You will learn about research and innovations shaping the future of palliative care as well as the different palliative care settings available.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

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  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Palliative Care – In the first unit we will cover what palliative care is and how it has evolved. You will learn about the goals and principles of palliative care and what is meant by a patient centered approach. You will also explore the significance of interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Unit 2 – Symptom Management and Comfort care – In this unit we will explore what pain management is and how to address symptoms. You will learn about the different emotional and psychological support in palliative care. You will explore the different types of complementary therapies that utilised in palliative care and how to integrate spiritual and existential care.
  • Unit 3 – Communication and Family Support – In the third unit you will learn about the significance of effective communication, advanced care planning and how to build resilience and self care for caregivers.
  • Unit 4 – Ethical Considerations and Future Trends – In the final unit you will explore the ethical issues of palliative care, the legal frameworks and regulations applicable to palliative care. We will cover advocacy and policy development and the different palliative care settings available.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about this course and others that we offer. If you still have any questions, simply contact our course advisors on 0800 077 3063 or email

How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this Palliative Care course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the Palliative Care course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this Palliative Care course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

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This course has been checked and assured for quality and accuracy by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, to ensure it meets their exacting standards and is up-to-date. Formed over 100 years ago, RoSPA are committed to increasing safety measures and reducing accidents throughout numerous industries as well as campaigning for better standards in health and safety worldwide.

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Palliative Care
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