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Basic Principles of Palliative Care

This course focuses on the core principles and best practice for delivering effective palliative care in India. It has been developed in partnership with Karunashraya Hospice, Bengaluru and Cardiff Palliative Care Education Team, Wales. Experts from across India and the UK have contributed to ensure the course is appropriate for the India cancer profile and resource setting.

The first module introduces you to the core principles of palliative care.

This module was published in February 2016. The content was last reviewed in February 2018.

Basic Principles of Palliative Care
Module
English
0 CME Points

Target audience

This module has been developed to support the daily practice of multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals in India.

Learning objectives

By the end of the module, you should be able to:

  • Describe accurately a holistic palliative care assessment to others in your team.
  • Describe accurately how palliative care fits into the care of a patient with a life limiting illness.
  • Carry out a holistic assessment with a patient and their family or carers relevant to your role.
  • Share learning with your team on basics of how to deliver palliative care.

IT Requirements

This module requires the learner to have a good, stable internet connection and runs best on INTERNET EXPLORER 7 AND ABOVE, and MOZILLA FIREFOX on either Windows or MacOS. FLASH ADD ON is also required to run this module.

If you are viewing this module on an iPad (through a browser), please download the free Articulate Mobile Player beforehand. Other tablet devices may not be compatible - please check for Flash compatibility.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties, please contact info@ecancer.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Disclosure policy

We, Dr Nagesh Simha of Karunashraya Hospice, Bengaluru, India and Prof Fiona Rawlinson of Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales with the support of colleagues Dr Nicola Pease of Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff, Wales and Dr Joanne Hayes of Marie Curie Hospice Cardiff and the Vale, Penarth, Wales have no actual or potential conflict of interest whatsoever which impinges on the making, peer reviewing and dissemination of this e-learning course.