How can training in care of the dying be improved?

March 4, 2019

Source: The Clinical Teacher 2019; 16

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Date of publication: February 2019

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: This study looked at the Foundation Year doctors’ (FYs’) experiences of training and needs for their role to care for the dying.

Length of publication: 5 pages


Helping homeless people access end of life care

January 28, 2019

Source: Marie Curie

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Date of publication: January 2019

Publication type: Blog Post

In a nutshell: This blog post provides information about a free online toolkit (The Homeless Palliative Care Toolkit) which was launched in October 2018. The toolkit aims to make it easier for hostel staff to support homeless people living with a terminal illness.

Length of publication: 1 page

Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers

July 4, 2018

Source: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

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Date of publication: June 2018

Publication type: Guideline

In a nutshell: This guideline covers diagnosing and managing dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease). It aims to improve care by making recommendations on training staff and helping carers to support people living with dementia.  Section 1.10 makes recommendations for Palliative care.

Length of publication: 43 pages



Hospice launches innovative training course to improve end of life care in nursing homes

December 19, 2017

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: November 2017

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: St Catherine’s Hospice in Lancashire has developed an innovative new training programme tailor-made for care and nursing home staff to improve end of life care for residents. The 4Elements to End of Life Care course aims to equip care and nursing home staff with both practical and communication skills to help residents stay within their familiar environments at the end of life, avoiding unnecessary and inappropriate deaths in hospital.

Length of publication: 1 page


End of life care core skills education and training framework

March 9, 2017

Source: Health Education England

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Date of publication: February 2017

Publication type: Framework

In a nutshell: The End of Life Core Skills Education and Training Framework outlines the knowledge and skills needed to support people at the end of life. It considers knowledge and skills that are core to providing good care, and that are transferable across settings and level of caring responsibilities. It aims to promote community development and asset-based approaches to education and training, considering the strengths, abilities and potential of communities in supporting end of life care.

Length of publication: 80 pages

Situated learning: Improving end of life care in the home care sector

February 8, 2014

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: February 2014

Publication type: Webpage

In a nutshell: A palliative and end of life care situated learning project in the New Forest has been extended to staff working in the home care sector, following success with staff working in residential and nursing homes. The project leader discusses the project’s successes.


End of life care portal launched in Suffolk

March 7, 2013

Source: The Learning Location for Palliative Care

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Date of publication: March 2013

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: A new web portal providing a raft of educational and training information for anyone delivering specialist end of life care has been launched across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Acknowledgement: Haverhill Echo