St Michael's Hospice


Clinical Aspects of Palliative Care


Who is it for?

Qualified health care staff engaged in the care of individuals in the palliative or end stage of life, Emergency Practitioners, Ambulance Personnel.

Course available for face to face or remote video call attendance.

Course content

Evidence Based Palliative and End of Life Care – Principles and Practice


This practice and theory module is a meaningful way to gain knowledge for clinical practice and achieve CPD which can be used as evidence for NMC revalidation purposes.

It presents an opportunity to examine principles and to update on current practice in palliative care with regard to symptom management, and to review the evidence base for practice.

Either attend the full 6-week course, or pick individual sessions from the list below as required.


  • Philosophies and Principles of Palliative Care
  • Principles of Symptom Control
  • Gastrointestinal Symptoms and Their Management
  • Respiratory Symptoms and Their Management
  • Non Malignant Organ Diseases
  • Pain – Types, Assessment and Management
  • Application of Principles to Practice – Care Reviews
  • Palliation and Neurological Conditions
  • Palliation and Dementia
  • Clinical Emergencies in Palliative Care
  • Identifying and Managing the Final Phases of Life


Find out more

To book a place or request an application form


  • Thursday 2nd March 2023
  • 6-week course starting Tuesday 2nd March
  • Tues 2nd March
    Tues 9th March
    Tues 30th March
    Tues 6th April
    Tues 13th April
    Tues 20th April
  • 09.30 - 16.30
  • 6-Week course £340
    or attend individual sessions
    £70 per whole day
    £50 per half day