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Problem solving in paediatric palliative care

3 February - 6 August 2020, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Cardiff University & Ty Hafan Children's hospice
Tŷ Hafan
Tŷ Hafan, Hayes Road Sully, Wales CF64 5XX

A Masters level short course in paediatric palliative care. Organised by Cardiff University in collaboration with Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice and the All Wales Managed Clinical Network for Children’s Palliative Care.

The course is open to physicians, nurses, psychologists, therapists and other professionals working with children. Those interested in end-of-life/palliative care and those with a commitment to implementation and dissemination of paediatric end-of-life/palliative care education within your institution or organisation.

What you’ll learn

The vision of the course is to improve patient care by delivering accessible education through which we aim to support health-care professionals to problem solve in paediatric palliative care, whatever their setting or area of interest.

Topics covered

Early days: principals and philosophy of paediatric palliative care, identification of need, referral to services, assessment Period of stability/need for parallel planning. Includes symptom control End-of-life phase including advanced care planning Bereavement and staff support Assessment is by presentation and an optional 3,000 word portfolio.


Delegates will benefit from increased knowledge and confidence when caring for patients with paediatric palliative care needs. Reflection on communication skills strategies and ethical frameworks underlying practice will enhance individuals’ clinical and professional performance. The workshop element will support delegates to concentrate on issues specific to their own team or setting, thus benefiting clinical services.

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