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Palliative Care Foundation Course (6 days)


“A foundation programme to enable qualified practitioners to increase their confidence, knowledge and skill when providing services to adults with palliative and end of life care needs”


At the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • To explain the philosophy of palliative care.
  • To introduce the end of life strategy.
  • To identify effective pain and symptom management.
  • To examine what makes a good death.
  • To identify and explore the challenges in practice.
  • To introduce advance care planning and the need for effective communication.
  • To consider the needs of carers and the bereaved.


Intended Audience

Nurses and professionals allied to medicine who delivers palliative care as part of their work, staff new to hospice work or working in hospital & community

Dates & Times



22nd, 29th January, 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th February 2020


CANCELLED - 12th, 19th, 26th June, 3rd, 10 & 17th July 2020 


FULLY BOOKED - 15th, 22nd, 29th October & 5th, 12th &  19th November 2020





St Benedict's Hospice & Centre for Specialist Palliative Care, Ryhope, Sunderland, SR2 0NY


£400.00 per person or free to South Tyneside  & Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust staff members and can be booked through OLM/Oracle. 

How to Book

South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust Staff Members - Click Here to log onto Oracle/OLM and book your place 

External Staff - If you would like further information on this course please do not hesitate to contact Sophie Monaghan, Education Coordinator on Tel: 0191 512 8437 or Email: