Delivery of End-of-life care in the acute setting


The education modules are designed to assist clinical staff working in acute hospitals in delivering end-of-life care. They provide clinically relevant and evidence based learning materials with quizzes, evidence based links and educational videos.

The following modules are now available:

Understanding the context of dying and death

  • End of Life Care for Diverse Communities
  • Dying, a normal part of life
  • States of Mind at the End of Life
  • Assessing Patient States of Mind at the End of Life
  • Clinical Management of Anxiety, Depression and More

Clinical skills in end-of-life care

  • Recognising the end of life
  • Patient-centred communication and shared decision-making
  • Planning end-of-life care - goals of care
  • Responding to concerns
  • Teams and continuity for the patient
  • Imminent death - how to respond

End-of-life care with different patients

  • Chronic complex illness end-of-life care
  • Emergency department end-of-life care
  • Paediatric end-of-life care



Target audience

Health Professionals


End-of-life Essentials, Flinders University


Interactive, peer reviewed and evidence-based education for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals who work in acute hospitals. Clinicians are encouraged to examine their own practice and build on their individual expertise across a wide range of issues which are fundamental to quality and safe end-of-life care in hospitals.

Doctors, nurses and allied health professionals will find specific resources and learning opportunities within each module for their own professional perspective.

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Last updated 06 April 2022