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Masters degrees in Palliative Care Nursing teach postgraduates the skills to support and care for people with terminal or life-limiting conditions. It’s possible to study Palliative Care Nursing as a PGDip or PGCert as well as an MSc.
Related subjects include Oncology and Community Health Studies. Entry requirements typically include an undergraduate degree such as Nursing, Medicine, or Social Care.
Palliative Care is a sensitive issue; it’s about people living with a terminal illness where recovery is no longer possible. It aims not only to treat or manage physical symptoms, but also to provide social support.
Training predominantly involves taking part in clinical practice through work placements, and conducting research on issues of palliative care and service development.
Depending on your interests, you may wish to specialise in areas such as Paediatric or Gerontological Palliative Care. Or, you might want to focus on providing care for specific medical issues, for example cancer.
District nursing is typical for palliative care nurses, but your career may also involve working directly on wards or within social housing and nursing homes.
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The overall aim of the MSc Nursing (Palliative Care) programme is to provide registered nurses involved in the care of patients with a life-limiting illness the opportunity to develop their previously acquired professional education and clinical practice skills. Read more
We’ve been developing leaders in palliative care across the world for over two decades. Build on your existing knowledge and learn how to apply best practice with our faculty of experts and cutting-edge research. Read more
The online Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care is designed to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence to care for patients who have life limiting illnesses and their families. Read more
On this course, you'll study flexibly around your existing commitments in practice, and apply your knowledge to your role. You'll work collaboratively in researching management strategies for end-of-life care, while studying independently towards a deeper understanding of care. Read more
Coventry University offers a postgraduate certificate in Teenage/Young Adult Cancer Care through e-learning. The course is delivered through close working with Teenage Cancer Trust - the leading UK charity in this field. Read more
This P.Grad.Cert. in Specialist Practice programme has been developed, in partnership with associated health service providers, to meet the demands and challenges within the health care system and specifically within specialist care. Read more
This course is aimed at professionals who are working in the field or have a particular interest in palliative and end of life care, as well as those working with individuals living with life limiting illnesses. Read more
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