The Building Capacity in Palliative Care Clinical Training project commenced in 2012 and is providing a dedicated palliative care clinical learning experience for nursing and medical students as part of preparation for palliative care practice in future workplaces. Many students fear death on a clinical placement. This paper reports on a pilot study as part the broader project evaluation that examined nursing students’ experiences of death and how the project driven teaching and learning supported students’ learning experiences.


palliative care, clinical placement


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