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Palliative and End of Life Care

Palliative and End of Life Care

This element of the induction process outlines the minimum requirements of a Registered Nurse or Midwife to support safe, effective, person centred palliative care within NHSGGC. Each of the resources will support your knowledge and confidence in providing palliative and end of life care. Palliative care is the care given to patients with a life limiting, progressive illness. These conditions include cancer and many non-malignant conditions. The aim of palliative care is to provide individualised person centred care focusing on physical, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of care. Everyone can provide palliative care and there are resources available to support you. For complex situations Specialist Palliative Care Teams are available for patients and families. They are also there as a support and educational resource for you. Each hospital has a Specialist Palliative Care team and Referrals can be made via Trakcare®. For urgent review please page the team via switchboard.

 All Palliative Care resources can be accessed through the Palliative Care Resource Folder (accessible from an NHSGGC computer).Resources include symptom control guidelines, Guidance at End Of Life for Health Care Professional, CME T34 Guidelines and Rapid Discharge Guidance for patients wishing home for end of life care. It also includes information on clinical teams, local hospices and how you can access support in and out of hours.


Essential Learning Resources

Recommended Learning Resources

 Introduction to Palliative Care

 (30 min presentation)

 Guidance at the End of Life

 (15 min presentation)


Information for patients, carers and health care professional can be accessed on

learnPro modules:

GGC:053 Palliative End of Life care

GGC:099 CME T34 Syringe Pump


Professional and Organisational Policy and Guidance

Guidance at the End of Life (GAEL) for Health Care Professionals

Scottish Palliative Care Guidelines

Last Updated: 30 August 2021