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54 RAPT (Rapid Access Palliative Training): All You Need to Know About Death and Dying in 2 Days
  1. Dr Ros Taylor, Hospice Director,
  2. Dr Sharon Chadwick, Macmillan Consultant in Palliative Medicine,
  3. Sarah Russell, Director of Education and
  4. Janet Oates, Education Coordinator
  1. Hospice of St Francis, Berkhamsted

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Context: Educating future generations of physicians is one of the privileges and obligations of the medical profession (Cruess, 2008). Only 53% of young doctors have formal training in palliative care and yet they face family distress and complex symptoms on a daily basis in their junior posts. Many NHS complaints relate to dying patients’ care which requires confidence, sensitive …

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