Palliative and End of Life Care: Online Training
Our Palliative care awareness online training course (also called online end of life care) is for candidates working within a caring role, or for those who have a life-limiting illness.
This course will enable candidates to undertake the carer’s role with confidence applying understanding of palliative care providing dignity, comfort and empathy.
- Developed by professionals
- Accredited by The CPD Accreditation Group
- 100% online, learn at your own time and pace
- Translates into over 100 different languages
- Instant certificate downloaded
Course Outline: Palliative and End of Life Care Online Training
This comprehensive training program is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide compassionate care and support to individuals facing life-limiting illnesses.
Here are the highlights of the Palliative Care online course:
1. Gain understanding of palliative care:
- Gain knowledge about the principles and philosophy of palliative care
- Understand the goals and objectives of palliative care
- Learn about the multidisciplinary approach and the role of healthcare professionals
2. Learn how to cope with palliative care:
Explore strategies for managing stress and emotional challenges in palliative care settings
Develop self-care techniques to prevent burnout and maintain personal well-being
Understand the importance of effective communication and building relationships with patients and their families
3 Learn about all the different types of complementary therapies:
Discover various complementary therapies used in palliative care, such as massage, music therapy, aromatherapy, and more
Understand the benefits and limitations of each therapy and how they can contribute to holistic patient care
Explore the evidence-based research supporting the use of complementary therapies in palliative care
4. How to support people and their emotions:
Learn effective communication skills to provide emotional support and address the psychosocial needs of patients and their families
Understand the common emotional challenges faced by individuals in palliative care and how to provide empathy and compassion
Explore strategies for promoting dignity, respect, and quality of life for patients during end-of-life care
Learning Outcomes on End of Life Care Course:
By the end of this course, you will:
- Gain a clear understanding of palliative care.
- Develop valuable coping mechanisms for providing end-of-life care.
- Familiarize yourself with different complementary therapies used in palliative care.
- Learn how to provide emotional support to patients and their families.
- Empower yourself to make a positive impact in the lives of individuals receiving palliative care.
- Ensure their comfort, dignity, and emotional well-being.
- Embark on a transformative journey to enhance your ability to provide compassionate end-of-life care.
Who is the online ELCA course for?
This training is suitable for all staff working within Adult Health and Social Care. For Face to Face palliative Care training and End of life Care training, please visit this page.
When will I get my certificate?
Once you have successfully passed our course you will be able to download and print your certificate immediately.
As this course has been accredited by the CPD Group your certificate will contain the CPD logo and unique reference number.
Key Points on End of Life Care Course
- To have a clear understanding of palliative care
- Learn how to cope with palliative care.
- Learn about all of the different types of complimentary therapies.
- How to support people and their emotions
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What qualifications do you need for end of life care?
You need specific qualifications to provide good end of life care. Examples are a diploma or certificate in palliative care.
These teach skills like pain management, ethics, communication and compassionate care for dying patients.
2. What is palliative and end of life training?
Palliative and end of life training teaches those caring for terminally ill patients how to manage symptoms, provide comfort, and support the patient and family as death nears.
It covers important skills like pain relief, respecting wishes, and providing holistic care.
3. What is the end of life course online?
Online end of life courses are available to train carers and nurses on caring compassionately for those nearing the end of life.
The courses teach essentials like managing pain, ethical issues, communication skills, grief support, and delivering patient-centered care.
4. What is the CPD course for palliative care?
CPD or continuing professional development courses allow healthcare professionals to gain ongoing training in specialist areas like palliative care.
Palliative care CPD teaches the latest best practices in pain relief, comfort care, holistic support, and respectful end of life care.
4. What are the 4 stages of end of life care?
The 4 stages are:
- Diagnosis of a terminal illness – Breaking the news compassionately and discussing care options
- Decline as the condition worsens – Managing symptoms and providing emotional support
- Final weeks/days – Comfort care and fulfilling wishes
- Death/bereavement – Respectful care after death and grief support. Recognizing the stages helps provide tailored end-of-life care.
5. What are the 3 forms of palliative care?
The 3 forms are:
1) Home-based palliative care to provide comfort at the patient’s residence
2) Outpatient clinic for symptom management through medications, therapies
3) Inpatient palliative care unit for acute uncontrolled pain and severe symptoms.
The type of palliative care depends on the patient’s specific needs.
6. How long is palliative care training UK?
Palliative care training can range from 1-day introductory courses to diplomas lasting 6-12 months for in-depth training.
Short courses teach basics like pain relief while diplomas thoroughly cover comfort care, ethics, bereavement support and more.
7. Do you do CPR for palliative care patients?
Typically CPR is not performed on palliative care patients as it often causes unnecessary suffering at end of life. However, the patient’s advance care directives always guide what treatments are provided or withheld. open communication is essential.