Palliative care in prison

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Promoting dignity, quality of life and adjustment to prisoners’ illness and suffering.

Estimated duration: 4h30 for 1 week

This course does not require a pre-registration.
You’ll be directly enrolled when you purchase it.


Palliative care (the prevention and relief of suffering of any kind experienced by people living with life-limiting health problems) can be applied in prisons. In this short course, you will learn about palliative care, first aid in the scope of palliative care, among other topics within this theme, with the aim of raising awareness and providing skills to professionals in the prison sector towards promoting dignity, quality of life and adjustment to illness, using best available evidence.

Who should attend?
• Individuals and/or organizations that are responsible for prisoners
• Professionals from entities linked with/or collaborating in initiatives that promote the health of prisoners and/or prison staff

Training modality
• e-Learning and self-study

• None

• Certificate of completion

• Total: 4h30
e-Learning: 3h30
Self-study: 1h

Course brochure

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The content of this course has been developed and piloted in Belgium, Portugal, Norway, Romania and The Netherlands, under the  MenACE project, co-funded by the European Commission under the ERASMUS + programme – KA2 – Strategic partnerships for adult education. The course content is free to access (except any modules with access restricted due to certification requirements). The price associated with this course refers to expert tutoring and learning management system fees.