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Palliative Care

The role of nurses in the provision of palliative care is fundamental within the multi-disciplinary team. The complexities that surround palliative care are not always ‘black and white’. This module aims to support your daily work as a nurse, provide insight for those who wish to learn more about the field, and strengthen your confidence when encountering difficult situations to help you provide the best quality care.

With a few areas of the module focusing on the palliative care of lung cancer patients, this module largely provides an overview that intends to be useful for all types of nurses, including other types of healthcare professional.
Please see our disclaimer regarding module content.

This e-learning module will take you just 60 minutes of module-based learning. Optional pre-reading available in the ‘resources’ section on this page will take approximately 30-60 minutes. Saving where you left off, you can dip in and out of the module whenever you have the time. You are encouraged to take notes/save personal screenshots during the module to reinforce your learning.

A certificate is still available to download upon module completion to add to your portfolio, however accreditation received by the Federation of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has expired.

Nurses play a key role in the delivery of palliative care which is critical in the lives of many patients.

CPD Module

This module has been developed to provide nurses with a knowledge of the basic management principles and potential ethical issues of palliative care.

Palliative Care


* Save your place and obtain CME credits.

† Your place will not be saved.


The faculty

Karen Clayton

Advanced Nurse, Macmillan Lung Cancer Lead Nurse/Team leader Specialist Palliative Care East Cheshire NHS Trust

Lucy Heycock

Advanced Nurse – Lung Cancer, Raigmore Hospital, NHS Highland