Managing End Stage Respiratory Disease: Palliative Care

Supporting respiratory patients in their final phase of life is an essential element of respiratory care. Effective palliative care can help to improve the quality of life for individual patients, as well as reduce the impact of the distressing symptoms of end stage respiratory disease, and support the patient and family emotionally.

Our Palliative Care training can be offered as a separate study afternoon or integrated with other elements of education complementing it. Please just let us know of your individual requirements to that we can tailor our training packages to suit your individual needs.

As with all of our training packages our smoking cessation programme can be tailored to your individual requirements. They can be provided on a one to one basis or to groups of individuals, small or large, and can last from one hour to half or a full day course.

Topics covered include:

  • Identifying who may benefit from palliative care input
  • When palliative care could be initiated
  • How to initiate palliative care
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological input
  • Oxygen in palliative care
  • DNAR orders
  • National guidance

The courses are run throughout the year at a variety of venues. If you are interested in attending please email for further information on dates and prices.