Expand your end-of-life care knowledge

Date published:
21 Jun 2018

Treating patients who are likely to die within the next 12 months is a common part of the job for many RACP Members.  Managing issues that arise when a patient is nearing the end of their life can be difficult.

To help you improve your skills in this area and meet your patients needs, the RACP is offering free access to an online End-of-Life Care Course, as part of the Online Professionalism Program (OPP).

By taking part in the course, you will learn about:

  • the relevance of end-of-life care to physicians of all specialist backgrounds
  • how to put this understanding into practice
  • the role advance care planning has in improving end-of-life care

The course begins on Wednesday, 18 July. To take part you need to register before 17 July. Registration is simple and you can register online now.

How does the OPP work?

This course includes 11 questions framed within clinical scenarios, each encouraging critical thinking and self-reflection. A question takes approximately five minutes to complete and they are sent by email every two days. The total duration of the course depends on your own pace.

Further background

The End-of-Life Care Course was offered by the RACP last year and feedback from members led to enhancements to some of the case studies.

RACP Fellows undertaking this course can use it to meet Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.

If you have any questions about the course, please email sppp@racp.edu.au.   

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