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


  • Monday 7th March 2022
  • 6-week course starting Mon 7th March
  • Mon 7th March
    Fri 18th March
    Weds 23rd March
    Mon 28th March
    Thurs 7th April
    Weds 13th April
  • 09.30 - 16.30
  • 6-Week course £300
    or attend individual sessions
    £65 per whole day
    £45 per half day