Advance Care Planning

CPD Credits10

Deliver better end-of-life care for your patients

This course is now free of charge

This online course, aimed at doctors who are decision makers in end-of-life care, is designed to develop confidence in advance care planning.

Caring for people at the end of life is an important part of your role as a doctor. Unfortunately studies show that people often receive end-of-life care that is inconsistent with their wishes and does not meet their needs.

Every patient's needs are unique and working through the emotional and social stresses faced by a dying person and their family can be difficult.

Now free of charge

In recognition of the exceptional challenges faced by frontline healthcare workers at this time, we are making this course available to all healthcare professionals free of charge for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic.

What you will learn

You will develop a better understanding of your role and that of other members of the multidisciplinary team. You will also learn about promoting greater choice, control and communication of care preferences across the team, across agencies and across care settings.

The course modules are:

  • Introduction to Advance Care Planning
  • Advance Care Planning and Decision Making Capacity
  • Introducing and Facilitating Advance Care Planning
  • Cultural and Spiritual Considerations
  • Conflict Management
  • Resuscitation Decisions Involving Adults with Life Limiting Conditions
  • Online course assessment

On completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Explain advance care planning and its role in decision making
  • Facilitate advance care planning in the healthcare setting
  • Explain the elements of cultural differences that impact effective advance care planning
  • Adopt and use conflict management tools to facilitate advance care planning
  • Enable decisions on resuscitation

This course is suitable for all doctors.

When you book this course it will be available to you in our elearning environment RCPI Brightspace for 12 months.