Palliative Nursing Care for Cancer Patients



Course Summary

This 50 minute eCPD tutorial provides an overview of the considerations that must be made when offering palliative care to the cancer patient. Topics include the emotional support that clients require during the palliative care journey, what patient parameters we should monitor, what palliative therapies can be offered to improve patient quality of life, and when to make end-of-life decisions.


Course Tutor

Samantha Fontaine   MSc, BSc, DipAVN (Med), RVN, FHEA


Attendance Certificate

This tutorial is worth 50 minutes of CPD.


Course Notes

Course notes written by Samantha Fontaine are included with this tutorial.



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Course notes to accompany this tutorial, written by Samantha Fontaine, are included to download or print.  Course notes will be available in your ‘My Courses’ section for 7 days following purchase of this eCPD tutorial.


This eCPD tutorial is worth 50 minutes of CPD.

A certificate will be available from the ‘My Courses’ section, for you to download and print, once you have completed the tutorial.  A permanent record of your total CPD hours will also be recorded in your account section.



Sam Fontaine

MSc, BSc, DipAVN (Med), RVN, FHEA


Sam qualified in 2001 and worked in general practice for 2 years before joining Glasgow as the Special Support Nurse in Oncology. Sam is now a Specialist Practitioner Nurse in Oncology having achieved the Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Medicine) in 2007, a BSc in Veterinary Nursing in 2009, and an MSc in Veterinary Medicine.


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