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End of Life Care

Subject categories: End of Life, General Health and Social Care

Course overview

This course has been developed for those working in a wide range of settings to gain the knowledge and skills required to support individuals with their End of Life Care. This course is suitable for staff from a range of Health and Social Care settings including residential and nursing services. 
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Example advance care plans, scenarios, case studies, group discussions and small group activities.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
Common Core Competencies and Principles for Health and Social Care Workers Working with Adults at the End of Life 
Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People: One Chance to get it Right
Dying without dignity: Investigations by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman into Complaints about End of Life Care
And the following QCF units:
Understand How to Work in End of Life Care
Understand How to Provide Support when Working in End of Life Care
Understand How to Support Individuals during the Last Days of Life

Course content

The stages of death and dying
What is palliative care?
What is end of life care?
Ethical issues associated with palliative care
Communicating with dying patients and their family
Advance care planning
Cultural and religious issues around death and dying
Symptom control
Following a death
Death, grief and bereavement & support systems for all

Learning outcomes

Identify with different perspectives on death and dying
State the aims, principles and policies of end of life care
Explain factors to be taken into account regarding communication in the end of life care
Describe how to access the range of support services available to individuals and others
Describe current approaches to end of life care
Identify how to support those involved in end of life care situations
List how symptoms might be identified in end of life care
State what advance care planning is
Give an example of the impact of the last days of life on the individual and others
State actions to be taken following an individual’s death
Identify ways to manage own feelings 


3 hours

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