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Common Symptoms in Palliative Care 1 course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
RCGP, elfh, NHS

Symptom control is vitally important in palliative care. This session aims to provide an overview of how to manage common pain and gastrointestinal symptoms encountered in the palliative care setting.

This session was reviewed by Khyati Bakhai and last updated in December 2021.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • describe the principles of control of different types of pain and gastrointestinal symptoms in the palliative care situation
  • recognise the common pain and gastrointestinal symptoms encountered
  • manage these symptoms in patients who are terminally ill

This is the first of 2 sessions on symptom control in palliative care patients.

The problems arising in palliative care are a complex mix of physical, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual factors involving both patients and carers.

Instructors / Speakers
Chantal Simon,
General Practitioner. The Banks and Bearwood Medical Practices. Bournemouth

Chantal is a working GP at The Banks and Bearwood Medical Practices in Bournemouth and a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners. She has formal academic training with an MSc from Southampton University in Research in Health and a PhD exploring the effects of community support on the psychological health of informal carers.

Chantal has been involved with education since 1999 when she became the lead author and founder editor of the Oxford Handbook of General Practice, which is now in its fifth edition. In 2007 she founded the Royal College of General Practitioner's educational journal, InnovAiT, which she edited until 2017.

Chantal is also currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Westminster Centre for Resilience involved in research and educational activities promoting the wellbeing of healthcare professionals.

Common Symptoms in Palliative Care 1 course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Palliative care, Pain Management and Palliative Care
Provider Type
Education Provider
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