Introduction to Palliative Care

About the Course

This course will serve as an introduction to palliative care in humanitarian crisis settings. Improving your understanding and knowledge of palliative care through completing these online activities will equip you with a holistic, person-centred approach to providing care for patients with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses and their families. We encourage you to put your learning into practice by including aspects of palliative care in your daily work. Integrating palliative care into your practice will relieve suffering for patients and families and improve the quality of care you provide.

Duration of Course:

Introduction to Palliative Care : Duration ~ 1 hour


Target Audience:

This course is aimed at all healthcare workers who are involved in providing palliative care, including nurses, doctors, Mental Health Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) staff and social workers. The course ‘Introduction to Palliative Care’ may be of interest to project coordinators, medical coordinators and others in more managerial roles who would like to learn more about the concept of palliative care.


Self-learning online course and completion of quiz


1 hour 


Participants will receive a badge on completion.

IT Device - Applications:

The course is best completed on a computer, laptop or tablet. However, it should also be possible on a mobile as long as the screen size is large enough. 

N.B. Hyperlinks or links to websites are not available if you have downloaded the course and are completing it offline. You will need to have internet access to view them. 



Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives:

  • Define Palliative Care 
  • Describe why palliative care is needed and who needs it 
  • Define when to start palliative care 
  • Explain where palliative care can be delivered 
  • Identify who provides palliative care 
  • Explain how to provide palliative care 

List of Contents

Table of Contents


Course Description 

Table of Contents

Resources in SharePoint

References for Palliative Care

Technical Issues, Solutions and Q&A


     Introduction to Palliative Care 

eLearning Content 

Assessment - Quiz

Further or Complementary Learning