Education Framework: AHPs Targeted

TARGETEDAHPs  who frequently deal with palliative care patients
UNIVERSAL competencies plus




Ability to support CYP and families through times of uncertainty and difficult conversations

Ability to discuss treatment and care options within area of practise

Ability to discuss psychological, emotional and spiritual issues with CYP, their families and other professionals.

Ability to contribute to MDT planning and decision making

Bespoke communication training for departments.

Advanced Communication training e.g. Connected


Knowledge and understanding of conditions within their scope of practise where palliative care may be appropriate and the prognosis

Understanding of definition of palliative care in CYP, and ability to recognise factors which determine when palliative care is relevant.

Understand the concept of Parallel Planning

Knowledge of impact of cultural and religious beliefs on children, young people and their families

Ability to empower CYP, families and carers to identify symptoms and manage their condition

Ability to discuss wishes with CYP and their families


Ability to contribute to, assess, plan and documentation of care plans

Ability to contribute to discussions of the MDT

Ability to include CYP and family in discussion and decision making

Understanding of ethical issues in decision making

Palliative care modules, level 6 and 7.

Bespoke one day palliative care course.


Awareness of importance of choice in care delivery

Ability to respond to cultural and religious needs

Ability to signpost families and carers to appropriate advice and support

Ability to respond to questions about death and provide an opportunity for CYP and family to ask questions

Ability to support colleagues in identifying and managing complex symptoms

Opening the Spiritual Gate

Advanced communication skills training e.g. Connected