Communication at the End of Life

Offered By

College of Paramedics

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Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from the College of Paramedics aims to develop an understanding of basic communication skills which will facilitate sensitive communication when supporting patients and those identified as important to them. This course also highlights the skills required to break bad news in your role as a paramedic as well as the importance of caring for oneself when being continually exposed to complex communication scenarios.

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

Validate your learning

Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

Recognise the principals of good communication in end of life/palliative care

Describe the consequences of poor communication skills

Identify what prevents people sharing worries, fears and beliefs

Recognise communication challenges such as breaking bad news

Recognise how a communication model can offer a framework of support when having difficult conversations

Identify key interpersonal skills required for complex communication

Recognise the importance of caring for ourselves when exposed to complex and difficult conversations