Specialist Course: Palliative Support for Children and their Families

This course aims to enhance students’ knowledge and understanding of caring for children and families requiring a palliative approach to care. Students will be able to explore, in depth, the experience of families from the point of diagnosis and throughout the illness trajectory. Emphasis will be on reflecting on and developing practice. Drawing on recent research, students will have the opportunity to critically discuss the complexity of care in addition to the challenges for children and families as well as professionals who care for them.