Palliative care boom

  • Palliative care not a standard part of GP registrar training
  • Six-month specialist skills posts offer training and insight in this area
  • Online resources available to help GP registrars develop skills in end-of-life care

EVERYONE dies – that’s an indisputable fact of life. Beyond this fact, however, many questions are now being asked about the quality of death, and who should guide us and care for us during our final days.

Palliative care – the art of caring for someone with a progressive, life-ending illness – has always been in the domain of GPs, and