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This free course was written by Frances Doran (Operations Training Supervisor at Leonard Cheshire Disability) and John Rowe (Lecturer for The Open University).

The case study featuring Frank and Grace is adapted from a series of activities in KYN317 Preparing for graduate practice, Unit 19 Section 2, Milton Keynes, The Open University.

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Figure 4: © kcslagle/


Activity 2: Extract from World Health Organization (WHO) (2015) Cancer [online]. Available at

Activity 4: Text from Skills for Health & Skills for Care (2014) Common Core Principles and Competences for Social Care and Health Workers Working with Adults at the End of Life (2nd edn), Leeds and Bristol, Skills for Health & Skills for Care.

Activity 5: Part 1: extract from Department of Health (2011) Finding the Words, Leicester, NHS National End of Life Care Programme.