Key Learning Points

What we want you to know!

These are the key learning points for the course Grief, Loss and Bereavement in Children’s Palliative Care. On completion of the course and on passing all the quizzes within the course, it is expected that you will:

  • Understand the relevance of culture when providing palliative care to children and their families.

  • Appreciate the need to develop cultural competence.

  • Understand the differences and similarities between spirituality and religion.

  • Describe ways that children may express their spirituality.

  • Recognise the signs of spiritual suffering in children and adults.

  • Know how to assess spirituality and the spiritual needs of children with a serious illness.

  • Know how to assess spirituality and the spiritual needs of family members.

  • Know how to plan for and provide spiritual care to children with a life-limiting illness and their families.