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Psychosocial Issues at the End of Life course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
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This session provides a broad guide for GPs about the types of support available in the UK for terminally ill patients and their families as their needs change with the progress of the patient's disease and treatment.

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the major support needs of patients with terminal illness and their families
  • Know where to find information about available support
  • Give patients and families information about the support they may be entitled to

A diagnosis of a terminal illness is devastating for both the patient and his or her family.

Patients and families have support needs that may vary over time and according to the progress of their disease and treatment.

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.

Psychosocial Issues at the End of Life course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Mental Health, Palliative care
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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