End of Life Care Overview:
This course covers both Palliative and End of life care. Palliative Care – The word Palliative Care comes from the Latin word, palliare, meaning to cloak. This includes any form of medical care or treatment that concentrates on reducing the severity of disease symptoms rather than attempting to reverse progression of the disease. This means that palliative care deals with the management of pain and other physical symptoms. The Council for Palliative Care definition (2006): “End of life care is care that helps all those with advanced, progressive, incurable illness to live as well as possible until they die.” End of Life Care – End of Life Care focuses on the care people receive in the last phase of life, this could be within the last six months to a year of the patients life, or even the last few days or weeks for some. This may also be referred to as the ‘dying phase’ or ‘terminal care’.
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The course is delivered over 3 hours
Our group training is offered for 3-15 attendees per trainer
This training is available to be delivered in a environment.
What is covered:
This course, which covers both palliative and end of life care, aims to enable participants to have a greater understanding of their End of Life Care responsibilities.
The course covers key principles of palliative and end of life care, giving participants the opportunity to understand how to carry out good practice within the process of advance care planning. Participants will also be able to offer good communication and support somebody who is approaching the end of their life.
Who is the course for?
This three hour course is for care staff involved in palliative care or who may be likely to care for those approaching the end of their life.
Attendees will learn their responsibilities as a carer or support worker and be able to create care plans for patients so as to ensure that their final moments are spent in a positive and stress-free environment.
What will you achieve?
- Understand the principles of end of life care
- Understand importance of establishing goals of care
- List the 5 Priorities for care of the dying person
- Feel confident to care for someone approaching the end of their life
- Feel confident to support those people also involved in the dying person’s life
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