Palliative care education
We have completed all of this year’s series of four palliative care lunchtime education sessions and they have all evaluated extremely well. The sessions for health care professionals working in primary care and the community focused on a presentation (From Red Flag to Toe Tag! ‘My living is important, so is my dying’) and three workshops entitled ‘What really matters to you at the moment? Does anyone know?’ (Anticipatory care plans), Pain, other symptoms and all your difficult problems resolved and ‘Believe it or not spiritual care matters’.The quality of the education was rated as mostly excellent.
On-line palliative care training
NHS Education for Scotland has created a palliative care portal to access a variety of educational resources. It aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the principles of palliative and end of life care and advance care planning.
One of the resources included on this portal is the Department of Health e-End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) programme. Although developed in England, anyone in Scotland can request access to these modules and assess their learning progress. The home page provides details of how to apply for access.
(See Related links for both these websites).