Communication skills training in end-of-life care

Nurs Times. 2011 Nov 29-Dec 5;107(47):16-7.

Abstract

Health professionals lack confidence in end-of-life care issues, particularly in communicating with dying patients and their families. University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Trust set up a two-day training course on communication skills in end-of-life care for healthcare assistants. Evaluations showed this increased staff confidence.

MeSH terms

  • Curriculum
  • Humans
  • Inservice Training / methods*
  • Neoplasms / nursing
  • Nursing Assistants / education*
  • Professional-Patient Relations*
  • Program Evaluation
  • Terminal Care*
  • United Kingdom