The 8 week course originally called  ‘Caring for PDoC Patients’ in 2020 has now been split into 3 shorter courses for 2021:

(1) ‘Introducing PDoC care’ (covering causes and definitions, social and historic context, key care practices, roles and MDT working)

(2) ‘Communicating with Families’

(3) ‘Law, Ethics and Best interests’ 

Register your interest in any of these courses to be sure to get alerts and updated information about the cost and scheduling for 2021.

To see details of the previous run of the full course (involving all 3 courses in one) see here:  Download previous ‘CARING FOR PDOC PATIENTS’ Course Outline.

We also have a version of parts of the course for students. If you are a lecturer considering adopting the course with students at your university contact Dr Julie Latchem-Hastings: 


The CPD courses on caring for PDoC patients; communicating with families;  best interests, law and ethics are  currently closed for updating. Register your interest is you’d like to know when it is starting again and details of schedule and costings will be sent to you.


This resource is for  healthcare students – If you are a lecturer or a student who’d like free access to this course, please email Dr Julie Latchem-Hastings at