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) Videos you may find interesting while on placement
Video clip Reith Lectures - Dr Atul Gawande
Is curing disease the most important job of a doctor?- Dr Atul Gawande
How to Talk End-of-Life Care with a Dying Patient- Dr Atul Gawande
Let's talk about death and dying- Age UK
Let's talk about dying- Paul Saul
2) Clinical Case studies to facilitate your learning.
3) Additional learning and reading
a) 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.
b) Advance Care Planning
c) Ethical and legal guidance relating to end of life decision-making
d) Symptom control guidelines
e) Prognostication and natural history of life-limiting illnesses
f) Guidance on what to do after someone dies
g) E-learning modules on end of life care
h) For more information on the particular needs of children and young adults with life-limiting illnesses