Delegates undertaking the End of Life Care programme will understand the key principles of palliative care and what to expect at the end stages of life. The delegate will also learn the key skills required for assisting those at end of life, focusing on person centred care and promoting a good death. The basic principles of care planning and its importance when assisting those in palliative care will be covered as will care of the deceased, last offices and will also include bereavement support. The course is aimed for delegates with basic health and social care experience, who wish to expand their knowledge and skill to care for those with palliative care at end of life.
This one day course is based on Quality Standards for End of Life Care (NICE 2013). After this one day course staff will:
- Be aware of the importance of working with families, carers and individuals during times of crisis
- Know how to support individuals who are distressed
- Have increased knowledge of the importance of the need to support and manage pain and discomfort
- Be aware of the need for effective communication and clear assessment of the individual
- Understand the need for a ‘person centred approach’ in order to meet individuals needs in a culturally sensitive and dignified manner
- Be aware of the physical, psychological, spiritual and social support required at this time