Engagement with young people, families, and colleagues about end-of-life care in paediatrics


This course explores key elements of communication. Topics include:

  • Module 1: Communicating with children
  • Module 2: Connecting with adolescents and young adults
  • Module 3: Understanding emotion
  • Module 4: Shared decision making
  • Module 5: Moral distress
  • Module 6: Self care
  • Module 7: Diversity
  • Module 8: Teamwork.

The course is interactive and includes online clips, interactive graphics, reflective journalling, literature evidence, and self-assessment quizzes.


Beginner to intermediate

Target audience

Any health professional who currently supports children with a life-limiting condition and their families

Time to complete

2 hours per module


A multidisciplinary writing group including nurses, allied health, specialist doctors, communication consultant, and bereaved parents.


The modules are aligned with the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards and the National Consensus Statement for Paediatric End-of-Life Care, PCC4U Capabilities and ICPCN Learning Outcomes.

The course was developed in true co-design with families with experience in end-of-life care for children, and the health care professionals who provide support for them.

Despite the modules being stand-alone, the course creators suggest that you follow the numbered order in completing the modules. You may find the content challenging at times, so you could consider doing the Self-Care module early.

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Last updated 02 May 2024