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Course introduction

Over the next three weeks, you will be introduced to the concept of palliative care and how it can be integrated with other types of care. The course features examples of where this has been done well.

This course is based on the findings of a project called InSuP-C, which has been carried out in several European countries over the past four years. InSuP-C is an EU Framework 7 programme which has aimed to find out about the best ways to deliver care to people who have advanced cancer, heart failure or lung disease as they come towards the end of their lives. Read more about InSuP-C

Drawing on the InSuP-C findings, you will learn how integrated palliative care is managed across five European countries. A number of international guest speakers will provide real-life examples of effective practice in delivering integrated palliative care.

There is a book available which accompanies this course. Download your free copy here

There are plenty of opportunities throughout the course for you to engage in discussion with others and to share your ideas and knowledge on the subject of palliative care. This may include, for example, reflections on palliative care provision in your own country and the best ways to care for people who are approaching the end of life.

Welcome and thank you for joining us for this course, ‘Palliative Care: Making it work’.

Prove what you’ve learned with a certificate

You can buy a Certificate of Achievement to prove what you’ve learned on this course.

This personalised certificate and transcript details the syllabus and learning outcomes, plus your average test score, making it ideal evidence of your interest in and understanding of this subject. The Certificate comes in both printed and digital formats, so you can easily add it to your portfolio, CV or LinkedIn profile.

To be eligible, you must mark at least 90% of the steps in this course as complete and achieve an average of 70% or above across any tests.

Alternatively, you can buy a Statement of Participation as a memento of taking part.

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Palliative Care: Making it Work

Lancaster University

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