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Problem Solving in Paediatric Palliative Care (online course)

A Masters level short course in paediatric palliative care.  This course has been converted to online provision in response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We have worked closely with the course leaders to create a revised version of the popular blended learning course.

The course is organised by Cardiff University in collaboration with Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice and the All Wales Managed Clinical Network for Children’s Palliative Care.

Online course

In 2021 the course will be fully accessible virtually.  It is split into 2 main sections – 4 taught days, delivered via zoom, each a month apart, and a virtual learning environment to support reading, project development and discussion between taught days. You will have plenty of time to complete the pre-course work, and this can be done at a time to suit you.

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Who it’s for

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 Paediatric Advance Care plan (PAC-Plan)
  • Bereavement and staff support.

Assessments will include a 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.

The taught days are also split into two, so you will benefit from both tutor-led sessions, and group activities.


This course will be delivered online, with the option of a face to face course in June 2021 (pandemic-dependent).

We're very pleased to share testimonials from previous delegates on this course.