Courses and programs

End of Life Supportive Care


Welcome to the eLearning module End of Life Supportive Care.

This module has been developed to provide support and direction for staff caring for a person during their last days of life in areas other than a palliative care unit. This resource does not address the ethical, legal or physical care of the dying person. Other resources address these aspects in more detail.

This module contains information that may be emotionally confronting for some people. If you find it raises any concerns please speak to your manager or contact Employee Assistance program or Lifeline.

A certificate is issued on completion.


By the end of this module you will be better able to:

  • Ensure that care of the dying person is managed with dignity and comfort and that their family and carers are supported.
  • Address the requirements related to caring for a person during their last days of life including care plans, referrals, culture, religion, spirituality and organ and tissue donation.
  • Identify and access support systems and services for yourself, other staff, relatives, carers and patients affected by a death.


This course is designed for staff not working in a palliative care unit but who may care for a person during their last days of life and may qualify for up to 0.5 hrs of Continuous Professional Development.