End of Life Care


e-ELCA: Specialist Training in End of Life Care
Online medical course on End of Life Care

Online medical programme that enhances the training and education of all those involved in delivering end of life care services.

The End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) programme enhances the training and education of all those involved in delivering end of life care services. It is relevant to health and social care practitioners, including nurses, doctors, allied care professionals, care home workers and care agency staff. The programme supports the implementation of the NHS End of Life Care Strategy but the themes are relevant to healthcare professionals globally.

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This is a gold mine of resources for the national qualifications in end of life care.

National Association of Palliative Care Educators

We have used e-ELCA as part of a number of methods to underpin and reinforce learning delivered in the classroom. We found the activities helpful in testing the knowledge gained through face-to-face learning.

Sally Garbett, National Hospice Consortium for Education and Training


An e-Learning Resource for Practitioners involved in End of Life Care

The e-learning sessions are divided up into eight modules that cover topics such as advance care planning, assessment, communication skills and symptom management. Interactive features, including images, videos and self-assessment questions, support your learning. Real-life case studies also enable you to explore the difficult issues surrounding end of life care.

The content has been developed and written by leading experts in the field. Therefore, it meets the highest professional standards and the emerging curricula for end of life care qualifications.

Course Content

e-ELCA features 150 highly interactive sessions that are arranged into eight modules.

Module 1 – Advance Care Planning

  • Principles
  • Context
  • Process
  • Developing practice

Module 2 – Assessment

  • Principles
  • Domains
  • Context
  • Process

Module 3 – Communications Skills

  • Principles
  • Basic skills
  • Modes of communication
  • Specific contexts
  • Challenging scenarios

Module 4 – Symptom Management

  • Principles
  • Pain
  • Breathlessness
  • Nausea, vomiting and constipation
  • Emergencies
  • Last days of life
  • General issues
  • Mood
  • Advanced illness

Module 5 – Integrated Learning

  • Initiating conversations about end of life care
  • Condition-specific case studies
  • Critical situations
  • Scenarios around dying
  • Care after death
  • Frameworks and tools

Module 6 – Social Care

  • Supporting people to live and die well
  • Palliative care social work
  • Assessment in end of life care
  • Support and care planning at end of life
  • Hospital social work
  • End of life care in care homes and domiciliary care settings

Module 7 – Bereavement

  • Talking about death and dying
  • Assessment of carers’ needs
  • Practical support after a bereavement
  • Sudden death and bereavement
  • Emotional support and signposting
  • Children and bereavement

Module 8 – Spirituality

  • Spirituality and the philosophy of end of life care
  • Understanding and assessing spiritual need and spiritual distress
  • Spiritual care and models of spiritual intervention
  • Spiritual resources and quality of life
  • Spirituality and the multidisciplinary team
  • Spirituality in the community

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Additional information

Key Features

Extensive training for both health and social care professionals :: Over 150 high-quality, interactive e-learning sessions :: Eight core modules that cover key clinical themes and softer skills


Medical students, counsellors, doctors, nurses, assistants, health care workers, social workers, therapists and other clinicians




12 months full access to complete the course