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Medical Students Information

The following are links to further information about palliative care which may be of interest to you, or may be helpful if you wish to explore a particular topic in more detail.

 

1) Video clip Reith Lectures - Dr Atul Gawande

Is curing disease the most important job of a doctor?

2) The ‘Pallied’ Youtube site contains a collection of short clips and videos specifically designed for medical students. There are also practical video demonstrations, how to verify death, use of syringe drivers and giving a subcutaneous injection.

Pallied Youtube clips

3) For more information on the particular needs of children and young adults with life-limiting illnesses

Together for Short Lives - children's and young adults palliative care

4) Prognostication and natural history of life-limiting illnesses

Gold standards Framework Prognostic Indicator tool

5) Symptom control guidelines

Palliative Care Guidelines Plus

WHO cancer pain ladder for adults  

NorthEast Devon Formulary for Palliative Care - prescribing and symptom control guidance

6) Advance Care Planning

NHS choices - planning ahead for end of life

7) Guidance of resuscitation  

BMA guidance decisions about resuscitation

8) Ethical and legal guidance relating to end of life decision-making

GMC guidance "Treatment and care towards the end of life"

BMA End of life decisions guidance

National Council for Palliative Care - how the mental capacity act applies at the end of life

Deprivation of liberty safeguards

9) Guidance on what to do after someone dies

Gov.uk - What to do after someone dies

10) It is worth exploring this website designed for Peninsula medical students, in particular to complete the clinical cases.

Pallied website

11) E-learning modules on end of life care​

e-ELCA Electronic learning for health

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