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Common Emergencies in Palliative Care

Common Emergencies in Palliative Care

Common Emergencies in Palliative Care

Gerry Burns
Gerry Burns
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 18 Apr 2018
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Last updated: 29 Jul 2020

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This session aims to provide an overview of common palliative care emergencies and provide GPs with clear directions on how to manage them. This session was reviewed by Paresh Dawda and last updated on 24/06/13.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Define the oncology and palliative care emergencies that you are likely to encounter in primary care
• Describe a management plan for each of these emergencies
• Explain the factors that influence your decision as to whether active management of a patient with terminal disease is appropriate
• Recognise that being involved with an oncology or palliative care emergency can be stressful not only for the patient, but also for the health professionals and carers/relatives involved
• Recognise the importance of reflection when involved in a palliative care emergency
Gerry Burns

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Gerry Burns
on behalf of Health Education England

Dr. Gerry Burns has been practising as a GP in a small inner city practice in North Belfast for over 20 years. His specialist clinical interests include palliative care, chronic disease mangement and GP education. He is currently Associate Director for CPD in NI GP Deanery (NIMDTA) and was until recently a MacMillan GP facilitator.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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