European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care

Milford Care Centre in association with Princess Alice Hospice UK & Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Education & Research Centre, Dublin

Target Audience: Pharmacists, Doctors & Nurses

April 2016 Applications are being accepted at present

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8 weeks distance learning programme divided into eight sections, each covering different principles and practice for delivering end-of-life care in any setting:

  • What is palliative care?
  • Who is palliative care for?
  • Symptom issues in palliative care
  • Patients with emergency conditions
  • Patients in the last 48 hours of life • Breaking bad news to patients and families
  • Bereavement and support
  • Common ethical issues

The eight-week distance learning/home study programme is aimed at pharmacists, doctors & nurses working in clinical practice or who are new to specialist palliative care.

Over 2000 candidates have completed the program since its initiation. Feedback from the course is hugely positive with candidates claiming; “A very practical based course”, “access and advice from experts in palliative care really strengthens its applicability to practice” and“I brought what I learned to the bedside of my patients who needed a palliative approach