Practical Aspects of End of Life Care and Death Verification

(For Foundation Years and Medical Students)

12th April 2021

1900-2000 hours (UK time)

Online via Zoom


This teaching session will cover the fundamental legal requirements, including examination and documentation essentials, when End of Life Care (EOLC) is commenced, as well as the procedures required for the verification of a death. The session will explore the pathophysiology of clinical signs when death is imminent and the initial assessment required when a junior doctor is called to the ward. Practical tips on when to consider commencing the EOLC pathway and the ethical implications will be discussed. In addition, the pharmacology and prescription of end of life medications will be discussed, with tips on safe prescribing. This session aims to improve the attendee's confidence in verifying a death and knowing when to commence and prescribe EOLC medications.

Topics covered:

  • Basic pathophysiology and clinical signs of end of life
  • Points to consider when commencing the EOLC pathway
  • Pharmacology and prescription of EOLC medications
  • Fundamentals of death verification and certification
  • Key points in the documentation of death

Suitable for:

  • Medical Students (all years)
  • Foundation Year Doctors
  • Trust Doctors


Dr Abigail Gray, BSc, BMBS
Specialty Trainee in General Practice
Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil

Quick Information
Places are currently available.
Date 12th April 2021
Time 1900-2000 hours (UK time)
Online via Zoom
Course Fee Free
This teaching event is part of the Structured International Medical Education Programme, supported by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Cardiff and The Doctors Academy Group.
Closing Date Places will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis and therefore we are unable to provide a precise closing date.
No of Places 60

Please only register for this event if you are certain that you will be able to attend. Failure to attend will result in our system preventing you from registering for any future event in the Structured International Medical Education Programme..