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Problem Solving in Paediatric Palliative Care (blended learning course)

A Masters level short course in paediatric palliative care. This 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.

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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.

The course is split into 2 main sections – 4 taught days, 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.

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.


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.


Ty Hafan
Hayes Road
CF64 5XX

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