Food is our common ground, a universal experience – James Beard

Getting started

Effectively and sensitively communicating, planning and implementing nutrition and hydration care is at the centre of good end of life care. It is important to be competent and confident when you are supporting individuals approaching end of life and those close to them regarding nutrition and hydration.


This resource explores the communication, cultural, spiritual and ethical issues that impact on nursing care at the end of life, and the modules below can be followed through in order by using the “next section” icon found at the bottom of each page. Equally, you can navigate this resource by clicking on a particular section that you wish to learn about. Each module is broken up into sub sections to make these “bite sized” chunks easy and simple to digest.