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End-of-life care

End-of-life care

Format

Knowledge

Time to Complete

1.5 hours

Published

August 14, 2015

Updated

November 7, 2016

Programme Description

This article by Dr Trisha Macnair outlines GPs’ responsibilities in care of the dying. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include GMC guidance on treatment and care towards the end of life, five priorities for individual, holistic care planning, and drugs and dosages for anticipatory prescribing.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article and working through three case studies, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Show awareness of the GP’s responsibilities for end-of-life care
  • Describe the five priorities for care of dying people endorsed by the General Medical Council
  • List the three steps of the Gold Standard Framework approach
  • Know where to find information about anticipatory prescribing.
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Trisha Macnair
    Specialty doctor in care of the elderly
    Surrey Community Health
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Trisha Macnair
    Specialty doctor in care of the elderly
    Surrey Community Health
    United Kingdom

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.

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