eCPD Tutorials

Palliative Nursing Care for Cancer Patients

Original price was: £15.00.Current price is: £7.50. Ex VAT

eCPD Tutorial 
Start:  On-demand / Unlimited Lifetime Access
CPD:    50 minutes (UK), 1 point (AUS, NZ)
Level:  Intermediate



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
Glasgow Veterinary School

Course Length

The course is worth 50 minutes of CPD for UK delegates and 1 AVNAT point  for Australian and New Zealand delegates


The course is provided with unlimited lifetime access for on-demand learning

Course Notes

Complimentary course notes to accompany this tutorial are included

Release date: Jul 2018


Samantha Fontaine MSc, BSc, DipAVN (Med), RVN, FHEA
Glasgow Veterinary School


Sam qualified in 2001 and worked in general practice for 2 years before joining Glasgow as the Special Support Nurse in Oncology. Sam was 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. Sam became the Deputy Nursing Services Manager in 2014 where she co-managed a team of approximately 60 veterinary nurses and veterinary care assistants. She is now a full-time Lecturer in the Veterinary Teaching Team and is Director of the online distance learning PGCert/PGDip/MSc Advanced Practice in Veterinary Nursing, and First Year Course Leader for the BVMS programme. Her current research interests include issues which affect the veterinary nursing profession including burnout and poor retention, and what motivates veterinary nurses to undertake postgraduate education. Sam is currently working towards a Doctorate in Education.


Upon purchase, the tutorial will be immediately available to view from ‘My Courses’ (along with your course notes, if available). Every eCPD tutorial now comes with lifelong access, so you can view the tutorial as may times as you like, with no time limits!


If you make any personal notes during the tutorial using ‘take notes’, these will be saved, along with your certificate and CPD record for permanent access in ‘My Courses’.

CPD Hours

This online course 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 course.  A permanent record of your total CPD hours will also be recorded in your account section.


Australia and New Zealand 

The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated 1 AVNAT CPD point to this continuing education activity.


This course is also recognised by the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association (NZVNA) as providing 1 CPD point.



This course has been listed as ‘Intermediate’ level


All of our courses are aimed at veterinary nurses in general practice, but everyone who works in the veterinary profession is very welcome to attend, whether you are a clinical receptionist, veterinary surgeon, student nurse or have been a qualified nurse for over 20 years!


The courses are not formally assessed for skill level, so the following CPD levels are just a rough guide to help you decide if a course may be more or less suitable:


– maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice approaching a new topic or looking for a refresher course

– maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice along with referral / specialist nurses looking for a refresher course

– maybe most suitable for referral / specialist nurses and highly experienced qualified nurses in general practice


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