Palliative Care

Course Description

Palliative care is the active holistic care of service users with advanced progressive illness.

Management of pain and other symptoms and provision of psychological, social and spiritual support is paramount in providing a palliative care environment.

This course is suitable for both care and nursing staff who are new to this field or as a refresher.


6 – 12 hours


  • The life death cycle
  • Management of pain
  • Skin care
  • Mouth care
  • Communication
  • Common symptoms
  • Psychological aspects of care
  • Spiritual aspects of care
  • Service user support
  • The last hours of life
  • Family support during illness and in bereavement
  • Dealing with own feelings
  • Summary and evaluation

Bespoke Courses

For qualified or experienced staff the course can be extended to 2 days to allow Palliative Care to be explored in greater depth including greater understanding of pain control and common treatments.

The extended course is highly interactive allowing delegates to discuss their experiences and concerns in a shared group setting.

Accreditation Available

If you require additional accreditation or distance learning course options then please consider the following course (s):