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.
This two-day conference showcases examples of exemplary practice in care homes demonstrating what can be achieved by staff who embrace the challenges of caring for very frail older people at the end of life.