Most palliative and end-of-life care is delivered by general nurses in the non-specialist setting. The aim of this article is to provide an outline of postregistration education and training in palliative care for nurses working in non-specialist, clinical settings. It commences with discussion regarding the assessment of nurses’ learning and development needs, followed by an overview of education and training opportunities. This overview examines university-based education, incorporating types of course available, followed by an outline of more informal education. It also examines work-based learning opportunities. Common questions that nurses ask regarding palliative and end-of-life care education are addressed. The article concludes that palliative care education in a generalist setting may be valuable for nurses, the multidisciplinary team, the patient and family. Conflicts of interest: none
- Assessment of learning needs
- Formal learning opportunities
- Palliative and end-of-life care
- Work-based learning
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