Palliative And End Of Life Care Foundations

St Christopher's CARE


5 days
09 May, 2022
9-10 May at King's College and 3 days at St Christopher's to be confirmed
Online learning
All prices include VAT

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Standalone module at Level 6 (degree) or optional module for the post-qualification BSc programme for registered nurses

This module for registered nurses has been developed collaboratively between St Christopher’s and the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care at King’s College London (KCL) and can be taken as a 15-credit standalone module at Level 6 (degree level) or as an optional module for the BSc programme.

This module explores the principles of palliative and end of life care, as applied in all care settings (hospices, acute hospitals, care homes and the community). It aims to equip nurses with the skills to complete an initial and ongoing assessment of the needs of a patient requiring palliative or end of life care, with regard to their physical, psychological, spiritual and cultural well-being. It will also explore and analyse the needs of the ‘family’ and the role of the nurse and multi-professional team in meeting these needs.

The module will run again in May 2022, please contact King’s for further information (details below).

Application deadline: 15 March 2022.


For more information about this course and how to apply visit the King’s website or contact Dr Karen Gillett, E mail:

  • What will I learn?

    This course has been developed in collaboration with Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London (KCL) and can be taken as a 15-credit module at level 6. Content includes exploring what we mean by a palliative approach to physical symptom assessment and management, effective interpersonal communication with patients and their families and other issues related to end of life care.

  • Who is it for?

    This course is for registered nurses working in any setting and aims to address the key principles of palliative care.

  • Course tutors

    Course leader – Chris Mangar Lecturer Practitioner, King’s College London and St Christopher’s
    BSc Programme Lead – Lorraine Robinson Principal Lecturer, King’s College London.

    Teaching will be provided by a combination of nurse lecturers from the university and by clinicians from local hospital specialist teams and St Christopher’s. It will run over two blocks and will be assessed by a clinically-based workbook and a written assignment.

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St Christopher’s Education Centre and VAT charges

At St Christopher's, a registered charity, it is important for us to maximise any surpluses to reinvest in the objectives of the charity.

Unfortunately, the manner in which we undertake our training currently means we are not able to invest as much of our surplus as possible, therefore from the 1 December 2017, St Christopher’s Education Centre will charge VAT at the standard rate on our training courses, the reason for this change in pricing is twofold:

i) We want to be able to reinvest any surpluses made from training back into all of our charitable objectives rather than only Education

ii) We want to be able to reclaim the VAT on costs relating to developing and running the training courses