Introduction to Palliative and End of Life Care

Course ID: 392

Suitable for: Macmillan Professionals

Duration: 3.5 hours
Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Foundation
Focusing on core knowledge and skills, and looking at how to apply some of the learning in your workplace.

Palliative and end-of-life care
When your role involves supporting people towards the end of their lives and their families, it's crucial that you receive the support you need too - and our palliative care courses can help.

Please Note: Please ensure you have the required equipment to take part; please join 10-15minutes before the start time and if you are sent pre-work please ensure this is completed in good time before the session as you may not be able to attend the virtual workshop without completing

This 3.5 hour virtual classroom workshop is designed to provide an overview of Palliative and End of Life Care. There will be the opportunity to explore more around Palliative and End of Life Care and how you can support people living with cancer to understand more about what palliative care is and how it can support them.

The session will allow you to be able to have conversations and build your confidence in talking about death and dying. We will touch on some myth busting and the history of death and dying. The day will provide a forum for discussion and debate, with opportunities to learn, share and network with other professionals.

Who is it for? This day is at an introductory level and is for everyone involved with supporting people living with cancer who want to find out more about palliative and end of life care. The day is for those who want to build their confidence in talking about death and dying and to help others to do the same.

You may be in a registered or un-registered clinical post, information and support role or a managerial or project post. It is particularly aimed at those who want to build their knowledge and confidence in talking to patients about death and dying, for those who are maybe interested in pursuing their career in specialist palliative and end of life care roles and for those who want to know more about the subject.


During this session we aim to:

  • Explore What is Treatable but not Curable, Palliative & End of Life Care
  • Understand the History of Death and Dying, terminology & Myth Busting
  • Demonstrate how Personalised Care & Advance/ Anticipatory Care Planning fit together
  • Understand the what is meant by the last days of life & how we know when somebody is dying
  • Think about your own wellbeing and identify ways to look after yourself.
  • Request your place

    This course is only available to Macmillan Professionals.

    Although Macmillan Cancer Support will not charge for this event, please bear in mind that the charity incurs charges for cancellations and no-shows. Please seek permission to attend from your line manager or team if necessary before submitting your form.

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    Select your preferred date and location for the Introduction to Palliative and End of Life Care course.

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    Step 2

    Please provide your details and any special requirements. We will contact you regarding your booking.


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