Skip to 0 minutes and 11 seconds Welcome to the Future Learn course, Dying well: The Role of Palliative Care and Sedation. Death touches all of us in different ways. For many people, it’s a peaceful end to a life well lived. But for some, there are concerns about how the process of dying may be experienced and the impact it has on those who witnessed the death. Hello, my name is Professor Sheila Payne and I’m an Emeritus Professor at the International Observatory on End of Life Care at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom. Along with my colleague Professor Nancy Preston, we’ll be launching a new course on Future Learn on Monday the 16th of October 2023.
Skip to 1 minute and 0 seconds During the course, we’ll be talking about dying, and especially how palliative care may have a role in easing the experience of dying by improving quality of life, offering compassionate communication for patients and their families, and managing distressing symptoms and concerns. We’ll also be drawing upon the outcomes and lessons learned from a large European study called palliative sedation. With guest presentations from leading doctors and researchers. In the first week, we’ll start to look at patterns of dying and palliative care services across Europe and discuss the process of dying and what palliative care means in this context.
Skip to 1 minute and 46 seconds In the second week, we explain the palliative sedation project and tell you about what has been learned to improve sedation in palliative care contexts throughout Europe. We show you examples of how staff have integrated sedation into their work and introduce what we know from international publications. Finally, in week three we introduce the revised European Association for Palliative Care Framework on Sedation and look at specific examples from different countries of how it can work in practise. The course is designed to be suitable for clinicians working in palliative care and cancer care, and also for researchers and other people interested in healthcare. There’s still time to invite friends and colleagues to enrol on the course and take part alongside you.
Skip to 2 minutes and 35 seconds Having the support of people you know can really enrich the experience of studying online. There’ll be plenty of opportunity to interact with other learners within the course and we strongly encourage you to join it. If this is your first Future Learn course, you might like to familiarise yourself with the site. By visiting the Using Future Learn page. You’ll find more help on Future Learn’s Frequently Asked Questions page. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon.