From 9 April 2015, St Christopher’s End of Life Journal will be published and hosted online by the BMJ

All journal articles will be transferred to the new BMJ journal website and our current journal website will close

Existing journal subscribers will need to sign up to the new BMJ site in order to access journal articles as we are unable to share subscriber details due to data protection. We will email all subscribers on 9 April with a quick link to sign up.

If you have any questions, please email:

Penny Hansford, Editor in Chief, St Christopher’s End of Life Journal

Assessment of learning needs

Palliative and end-of-life care education for general nurses

Most palliative and end-of-life care is delivered by general nurses in the non-specialist setting. The aim of this article is to provide an outline of postregistration education and training in palliative care for nurses working in non-specialist, clinical settings. It commences with discussion regarding the assessment of nurses’ learning and development needs, followed by an overview of education and training opportunities. This overview examines university-based education, incorporating types of course available, followed by an outline of more informal education.

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