End of Life Care.

University of the West of England, Bristol
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

This course is offered at Level 3 (Degree) and Masters level and is delivered at Dorothy House and St Peter's Hospice.

Course content includes:

  • Care management:
    • Assessment and management of pain
    • Assessment and management of common symptoms including complementary approaches.
  • Ethical and professional issues:
    • Application of ethical principles
    • Decision making in end of life care including relevant legal issues
    • Multi-professional working
    • Support needs of health and social care practitioners
    • Working with diversity and difference.
  • Contextual issues:
    • Societal attitudes to death and dying
    • Policy directives and government guidance including Gold Standards Framework, end of life care pathways, preferred priorities of care.
  • Psychosocial/social/spiritual:
    • Impact of illness
    • Responding to loss and change
    • Issues related body image and sexuality
    • Spiritual and religious needs/care.
  • Communication:
    • Key skills in open and honest communication including breaking bad news
    • Responding to emotional distress.


Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts. Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding. Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

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