Difficult Conversations in Palliative Care

There are inevitable times when GPs are faced with difficult conversations with patients or their friends or relatives, particularly in palliative care situations. This micro skills course aims to provide some strategies to tackle common difficult conversations.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of General Practitioners

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Explain how to adapt communication skills to meet patient needs
  3. Define whether and how relatives and others might be involved
  4. Describe the need to share information with patients in an honest and unbiased manner

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.