When the Dying Process is Protracted Or Unexpectedly Fast

This session looks at the key issues facing two micro skills courses: where the dying process is protracted and where it is unexpectedly fast. It discusses how to support those around the patient in these situations.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Association of Palliative Medicine

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Describe the key issues which you could expect in two contrasting end of life care situations: where the dying process has been particularly protracted or where it has been unexpectedly fast
  3. Apply the five priorities of care for the dying person to the situations
  4. Discuss how to support families and those close to the patient in these situations
  5. Describe the impact that such situations may have on other patients nearby, staff and volunteers, and how to manage this

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.