In education, as in other areas of clinical practice, the early experiences are very important in sending messages of enthusiasm for the subject, of its excitement, its place in medicine as a whole, and its value to patients and the public. Palliative care
needs well-qualified leaders if it is to continue to grow and develop as a specialism.However, such leaders can only be produced if palliative care education programmes are effective enough to produce competent care providers who are able to provide
quality services to patients and their families.” 1