End of Life Care

40 min course

Course Description

The term ‘end of life’ usually refers to the last year of life, although for some people this will be significantly shorter. If care professionals, family members and loved ones are all clear about an individual’s preferences for treatment in their final stages of life, you’re all free to devote your energy to care and compassion. When providing End of Life Care, there can be difficult and sensitive situations to deal with. This course aims to provide you with the knowledge and ability to enable you to support individuals with their wishes whilst consciously promoting dignity and comfort inline with their beliefs.

Key objectives:

  • The legislation requirements involved in End of Life Care and agreed ways of working to protect the individual.
  • The relevant specialist organisations involved in End of Life Care and support services they offer.
  • The considerations involved in End of Life Care and factors that could affect it.
  • What Advanced Care Planning is, the purposes of it and how to implement it.
  • What support should be offered for individuals in relation to End of Life Care.
  • What may constitute a sensitive issue in End of Life Care and how to address them.
  • The actions to take following the death of an individual and managing your emotions

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