This guide advises a minimum set of end of life care learning courses currently available in My Health Learning. Other online training models are listed at the end of this guide.
The purpose is to signpost these resources to support consistent care across clinical services and groups. This information will be reviewed regularly.
Log into My Health Learning and search for the course codes for the following three modules.
The three modules have been assembled as an ‘End of Life Learning Pathway” within My Health Learning (see course code 309170283 for the Learning Pathway).
This module is intended for use by clinicians working in the NSW Health system.
Course Code: 39997722
Duration: 30 minutes
The aim of this module is to raise clinician awareness of advance care planning including:
This module provides a step by step communication framework for clinicians to conduct effective end of life conversations with patients, families and carers.
The module is most appropriate to clinicians in hospitals, who do not regularly have end of life conversation as part of their role. The content is targeted at doctors, nurses and social workers.
Course Code: 88619342
Note: the associated face to face workshop (Course Code: 102982753) is not presently available.
This module has been developed to provide support and direction for staff caring for a person during their last days of life in areas other than a palliative care unit. This resource does not address the ethical, legal or physical care of the dying person.
Course Code: 69280181
The following resources are also available, outside of My Health Learning. Please note that elements of these modules will not be applicable for COVID-19 patients (e.g. not specific for infectious disease with rapid deterioration).
End of Life Essentials includes education and resources for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals to improve the quality and safety of end-of-life care in hospitals.
Current modules are:
The Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC) has developed a number of tools and resources to support end of life care provision in general hospital settings, covering recognition of approaching death, symptom management, social, spiritual and cultural needs, and bereavement support. Refer to Last Days of Life toolkit for more information.
Palliative Care Community of Practice.
Dr Nigel Lyons, Deputy Secretary, Health System Strategy and Planning.
Non palliative care clinicians anticipating providing end of life care.