Managing Death in a Health and Social Care Setting

60 min course

Course Description

Understand how to best manage death in a health and social care setting in a sensitive and appropriate manner. Finding out a service user has passed away when you make a visit can be very upsetting for all. Even when it had been expected, it can be very overwhelming. This course will look at understanding what to do on the initial discovery, the types of death that you may encounter and how to manage the discovery accordingly. As well as being aware of the key points when managing death in a health and social care setting this course will help prepare you to handle such situations in a sensitive and appropriate manner.

Key objectives:

  • Define key terms in managing death
  • Recognise the signs of death of an adult service user
  • Understand how death is classified in a healthcare setting
  • Distinguish the different steps to manage death according to its type
  • Maintain personal safety in handling death of an adult service user
  • Communicate effectively in managing death
  • Understand emotional resilience in dealing with death
  • Support cultural and religious considerations in managing death
  • Identify legal & procedural knowledge surrounding death of an adult service user
  • Understand last offices
  • Provide the necessary self-care in handling death

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