• EL2

1 hour

Foundation doctors

An introduction to palliative care for older adults: part 1

This module describes the practice of palliative care in older people. It focuses on the unique care needs of older adults.

Learning outcomes

After reading this module, you should:

  • Understand the need for palliative care for older people
  • Understand the principles of palliative care for older people
  • Understand that care for older people is often complex
  • Know the indications for referral to palliative care in older adults.

Contributors:

 Seema Rao, Simi Kaul and Anubhooti Kala

Peer reviewed by:

Abhijit Dam

Last updated

05 Dec 2019

Release date

05 Dec 2019

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