"Why me?" - Discussing Spiritual Distress

Offered By

Association of Palliative Medicine

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30 minutes
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Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

When approaching the end of life, concerns about spiritual matters frequently arise for patients, and may cause uncertainty and distress. This micro skills lesson from the Association for Palliative Medicine examines the most effective ways to identify and respond to these concerns.

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?

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Here is what you will cover in
this course 

Explain what is meant by the terms 'spiritual' and 'spiritual distress'

Identify ways in which spiritual distress may manifest itself in patients who are nearing the end of their lives

Apply the communication skills required to successfully respond to a patient's spiritual distress

Recognise that cultural differences about death and dying may influence the way you interact with your patients and their families

Describe the feelings that engaging in a patient's spiritual distress raise in health and social care professionals, and the responses that such feelings might engender