|Module 1||End-of-life care and feeding tube withdrawal|
How to approach end-of-life care for vegetative and minimally conscious patients after withdrawal of feeding tubes. This module outlines core palliative care principles, refers learners to key clinical guidelines, and provides some basic information about vegetative and minimally conscious states. It includes reflection on staff experiences and training needs, and insights into how best to support families.
|Unit 1||Course introduction|
|Unit 2||Palliative care introduction|
|Unit 3||Supporting staff|
|Unit 4||Supporting families|
|Unit 5||Reflection & feedback|
This course had been developed by the 'Coma and Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre' at Cardiff University for healthcare staff who want to learn more about caring for patients, and their families, after feeding tube withdrawal.
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