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BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (Palliative Care)

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A typical offer will include at least 120 credits at level 5, evidence of clinical experience and candidates will need to be working in a relevant area of health care practice.
106 Oxford Road, Uxbridge, UB8 1NA, Greater London, United Kingdom


Designed for qualified practitioners, this course gives you a greater understanding of the key topics surrounding palliative care, including social attitudes toward death and dying, symptom management, and ethical issues.

 Content will explore evidence based practice and will include the following:

  • Social attitudes to death and dying
  • Death in society and dying trajectories
  • Policy relating to end of life care
  • Assessment of quality of life and suffering
  • Communications skills
  • Symptom management:
    a. Pain
    b. Breathlessness
    c. Fatigue
    d. Final days
    e. Palliative care emergencies
  • Psychological issues:
    a. Cultural and spiritual dimensions
    b. Anxiety and depression
    c. Living with uncertainty and existential distress
  • Ethical issues:
    a. Patient choice and advanced care planning
    b. Resource issues
    c. Withdrawal and withholding treatment
    d. Assisted dying
  • Care of the family
  • Bereavement care
  • End of life care for people with dementia
  • Safeguarding

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