The Principles of End of Life Care

The Principles of End of Life Care

This 1 day course is designed to enhance the training and education care workers involved in all aspects of delivering end of life care. This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to be able to support an individual and their families who is at the end of their life.

Suitable for Senior Care Worker, Supervisors or Managers

Structure and Content


  • Understanding End of Life Care
  • Understand Different Perspectives on Death and Dying
  • The aims, principles and policies of end of life care
  • Factors Regarding Communication during End of Life Care
  • Understanding Barriers and how to overcome them
  • Understanding the Holistic Approaches to End of Life Care
  • Accessing the Range of Support Services Available to Individuals and others
  • Understand how to Manage Risks to Support Individuals
  • Understand how to recognise an Individual who is approaching the Final Stage of their Life
  • Recognise that Death has occurred
  • Understand how to Support Relatives/Friends Immediately after Death
  • Understand how to Care for the Deceased
  • Understand the Process of Grief and Loss


Macmillan’s ambition is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and to inspire millions of others to do the same.




Helping terminally ill people stay in their own home. We aim to help remove the barriers that may be preventing a person from staying at home by funding and providing care and equipment




All our services are free of charge to patients with any life limiting illness, and we extend our support to the patient’s family in these tough times.