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End of Life Care

End of Life Care

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Summary This module from the VUCCnet elearning course in Palliative Care has been developed in partnership with the African Palliative Care Association and Cardiff University.

This End of Life Care module is part of the VUCCnet elearning course in palliative care developed in partnership with the African Palliative Care Association and Cardiff University.  Experts from across Africa and the UK have contributed to ensure the course is appropriate for the sub-Saharan cancer profile and resource setting.

Please click here for ecancer's special issue focusing on palliative care in Africa, featuring five original articles from on-the-ground experts, and an editorial by Nobel Peace Prize nominee Professor Anne Merriman.

This module was published in November 2013.


Target Audience

Multi-disciplinary African healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the module, you should be able to:

  • Discuss with a colleague the main priorities for the care of a patient who is in the last days of life
  • Discuss with a new member of your team the usual ways to support and address the physical symptoms at the end of life
  • Lead a team review of the usual issues for a patient and their family in all domains (psychological, social and spiritual) in the last few days of life
Only available as part of course(s):

Palliative care e-learning course for healthcare professionals in Africa

IT Requirements

This module requires the learner to have a good, stable internet connection and runs best on INTERNET EXPLORER 7 AND ABOVE, and MOZILLA FIREFOX on either Windows or MacOS. FLASH ADD ON is also required to run this module.

Commercial Support

This module was funded by the International Atomic Energy Agency - Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy

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Relevant to the following professions

  • Nurse
  • Oncologist
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Founding partners

European Cancer Organisation European Institute of Oncology

Founding Charities

Foundazione Umberto Veronesi Fondazione IEO Swiss Bridge

Published by

ecancer Global Foundation