Learning outcomes from an end of life care training programme
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Learning outcomes from an end of life care training programme

Emma Vincent Interstitial lung disease nurse, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester

Emma Vincent sets out the views of healthcare professionals who took part in a course on end of life care

The Quality End of Life Care for All (QELCA©) programme was designed by St Christopher’s Hospice to enable and empower teams of health and social care practitioners from acute, community or care home settings to lead delivery of high quality care to patients and families at the end of life (EOL). This paper shares some of the collective views from a recent programme held at the LOROS Hospice in Leicester. Our nursing backgrounds were a combination of palliative care, long-term conditions, intensive care, surgery and community respiratory care. As a group we found the QELCA course invaluable on many levels. We recognised the new-found confidence we had to take the initiative to ensure more sensitive and appropriate EOL care in our care settings. The course gave holistic insight into death and the needs of our patients and ourselves. The learning ties in well with the focus on reflection required as part of revalidation.

Primary Health Care. 26, 3,25-28. doi: 10.7748/phc.26.3.25.s31

Correspondence

emma.vincent@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

Peer review

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Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 24 October 2015

Accepted: 03 February 2016