Essentials in Palliative and End of Life Care

Monday 18th November 2019


This study day will increase delegates knowledge of generalist palliative care skills, and knowledge of the palliative care services available within The Christie NHS Foundation trust.

Intended Audience

Clinicians, Community / District Nurses, Nurses, Carers, GP’s, Junior Doctors, not currently working as a palliative specialists. 

Topics Covered

Perspective of patient and carers

Basics of symptom control: Pain, nausea, vomiting & breathlessness

End of life care in an acute setting

Organ and tissue donation


Advance Care Planning

Support of families and children

Complementary therapy for symptom control

Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression

Use of Specialist Medicines e.g. Ketamine, methadone, fast acting fentanyl’s and octreotide for symptom control

Psycho-oncology interface in advanced cancer


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