In recent years there have been significant improvements in the palliative and end of life care provided to people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. However, evidence points to the need for continuing efforts to enhance the care and support provided by health and social care professionals (DH 2010a, Godwin 2010; Holloway and Smith 2010a; 2011). The proposed module, Palliative and End of Life Care for people with life threatening illness is designed to prepare practitioners to meet this challenge. The programme is relevant to practitioners of any discipline working with people (and those close to them), of any age with any condition that has resulted in a need for palliative and end of life care.
Students will be provided with the opportunity to develop their skills in relation to applied ethics and decision making, assessment and communication with patients and (those close to them). The module will encourage students to reflect on their experience and expand their understanding using a research and inquiry-based approach