Paper Published on the Children’s Palliative Care Education Standard Framework and Audit Tool

The Children’s Palliative Care Education and Training United Kingdom and Ireland Education Standard Framework and Self audit tool was developed in 2019-20 to standardise children’s palliative care learning. The documents were developed by The Action Group which comprises champions from Institutes of Higher Education, clinical practice and 3rd sector allied organisations.

The framework is not intended to regulate or limit education programmes, but to provide a framework which we hope educationalists will want to use to coordinate and quality assure their programmes. The framework extends across four levels: Public Health, Universal, Core, Specialist, and has been developed for use across all learning delivery settings and disciplines. A self-audit tool has been developed to enable programme leads to evaluate their course.

A paper describing the framework has been published in the journal BMC Medical Education. Authored by Sue Neilson, Duncan Randall, Katrina McNamara and Julia Downing, the paper sets out the background as to why we needed to develop the framework and how it was developed. It then sets out the levels of knowledge and skills and learning outcomes within the framework. The framework and audit tool repository can be found here on the ICPCN website. 

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