Awareness of End of Life Care
Awareness of End of Life Care

Awareness of End of Life Care
Course Summary
This course looks at the aims, principles and policies of end of life care and how these policies can be applied locally. It also examines the responsibilities involved in carrying out personal care after death and the five stages of bereavement.
Course Description
Audience
Palliative care workers, registered nurses, staff of primary care trusts, clinical nurse specialists, carers and those interested in end of life care.

About end of life care (Awareness of End of Life Care - Course 1)
End of life care is a special form of care given to those who are nearing the end of their life. Palliative care workers should be capable of managing the physical symptoms associated with end of life. This course looks at the aims, principles and policies of end of life care and how these policies can be applied locally. It also examines the responsibilities involved in carrying out personal care after death and the five stages of bereavement.

Goals To identify the aims and principles of end of life care including strategies, policies and national guidance and give a detailed account of the five stages of bereavement.


Factors to Consider (Awareness of End of Life Care - Course 2)
End of life care is a special form of care given to those who are nearing the end of their lives. Palliative care workers manage the physical as well as emotional symptoms associated with end of life for both the individual and the individual's family. This course outlines how to describe how an individual's views on death and dying may affect care decisions, outline how your views on death and dying may affect your work, explain how culture and attitudes affect end of life care, identify descriptions of ways to promote the dignity of the individual at end of life, explain the importance of comfort and wellbeing in end of life care, improve the physical environment for those at end of life, recognise and manage the symptoms of dying and support the emotional needs of an individual at end of life.

Goals To describe how to promote dignity, comfort and wellbeing at end of life and how to manage the physical and emotional symptoms of individuals in your care.


Communication (Awareness of End of Life Care - Course 3)
Timely and effective communication means improved quality of care for those nearing the end of life, and it increases the confidence and effectiveness of staff. There are challenges to be faced by healthcare professionals and the individuals in their care when speaking about end of life. Skilled care staff will know how to deliver bad news and manage the responses of the individual. Individuals and care staff also need to be aware of organisations that provide information on end of life care. End of life care records will contain sensitive information and care staff needs to understand the data security and data protection requirements in place to ensure patient confidentiality.

Goals To effectively communicate with an individual in end of life care, know where to access information on end of life care and identify data protection controls that apply to an individual's health records.


Delivery of End of Life Care (Awareness of End of Life Care - Course 4)
End of life care is a special form of care given to those who are nearing the end of their life. Palliative care workers manage the physical as well as emotional symptoms associated with end of life for both the individual and their family. This course outlines how an individual's views on death and dying may affect their care decisions and how your views on death and dying may affect your work. It explains how culture and attitudes affect end of life care and identifies ways to promote the dignity of the individual at end of life. It also explains the importance of comfort and well-being in end of life care and how to improve the physical environment for those at end of life. Finally, it describes how to recognise and manage the symptoms of dying, and how to support the emotional needs of an individual at end of life.

Goals To describe the aims, principles and key stages of the End of Life Care Pathway/Plan and to understand the Gold Standards Framework (GSF) and its toolkit.


Planning and Support (Awareness of End of Life Care - Course 5)
An advance care plan offers the best support for an individual approaching the final stages of their life. This course describes the aims and principles of end of life planning, explaining the difference between formal statements and legally binding decisions and the importance of respecting an individual's wishes for their future care. The vast range of support services available to both patients and their carers is discussed, along with the main aspects of palliative care and counselling. The pros and cons of options such as 'hospice at home' versus community hospital or care home are explained, and forms of counselling and spiritual care such as pastoral services are described in detail. The course concludes with a summary of the barriers an individual can face when trying to access care facilities and the dangers of putting off an advance care plan until it's too late.

Goals To plan in advance for an individual's future well-being and care.
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