Education Framework: Nurses Targeted

TARGETEDNurses who frequently deal with palliative care patients e.g. specialist nurses in specific areas. CCNTs
UNIVERSAL competencies plus




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

Ability to discuss treatment and care options

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 practice where palliative care may be appropriate and the prognosis

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 lead discussions of the MDT, collect views and create a plan of care

Ability to include CYP and family in discussion and decision making

Understanding of ethical issues in decision making

Awareness of drugs commonly used at end of life

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 support CYP, families and carers in  bereavement process

Ability to deliver honest information about death and provide an opportunity for CYP and family to ask questions

Ability to support other professionals in identifying and managing complex symptoms

Ability to seek specialist support in any delivery of care beyond their competence

Opening the Spiritual Gate

Advanced communication skills training e.g. Connected