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Palliative Care Education

The Education Department has excellent facilities and offers a wide range of educational opportunities from study days and short courses to more formal programmes at degree and masters level. Our courses are relevant to those caring for people with advanced, progressive disease - both malignant and non-malignant. Whether you provide specialist or generalist palliative care, and work in the community, hospital, care home or hospice, there is something here for you.

Our evidence-based programmes address all aspects of palliative care - physical, psychological, social and spiritual. They also provide participants with the opportunity to explore ethical issues for patients approaching the end of life and to develop their communication skills for palliative care.

We run our undergraduate and postgraduate interdisciplinary courses in palliative care in partnership with Queen Margaret University. The Hospice team participate in the education of students at a number of higher education institutions including Edinburgh University, Queen Margaret University and Edinburgh Napier University.

For more information contact one of the education team:

  • Margaret Colquhoun, Senior Nurse Lecturer, Tel: 0131 551 1381, ext 305,

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  • Janice Logan, Lecturer in Palliative Care, Tel: 0131 551 1381, ext 302,

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  • Kim Donaldson, Hospice Practice Development Facilitator, Tel: 0131 551 1381, ext 301,

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  • Sue Thorburn, PA/Course Organiser, Tel: 0131 551 7710 (direct line),

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