End of Life Care Course

The End of Life Course begins by explaining the legal requirements and the policy guidance related to end of life care.

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Course Description

This introductory online course aims to introduce you to the topic of end of life care.

The End of Life Course begins by explaining the legal requirements and the policy guidance related to end of life care. It then describes factors affecting end of life care including the emotional and psychological processes people experience and how religion and spirituality may influence end of life care. You will then learn about advance care planning and the ethical issues that may arise in relation to this. The course then describes ways of supporting the individual and their loved ones through the process of end of life care and explains the signs that may indicate an individual is nearing the end of their life. You will also learn about sensitive issues and conflicts that can occur and how to deal with them appropriately. The course gives information about services available to support the end of life care and actions to take following the death of an individual.

Study End of Life Care Course via an eLearning platform.

Access to the End of Life Care Course is delivered via an eLearning platform. E-Learning an efficient way of delivering courses online due to its convenience and flexibility. The resources are available from anywhere and at any time. Meaning everyone can take advantage of web-based learning regardless of their circumstances. E-Learning is invaluable for employers, meaning staff can complete CPD without the added cost of lecturers and conferences.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Outline the requirements of legislation and agreed ways of working to protect the individual at the end of life.
  • Identify factors affecting end of life care.
  • Define advanced care planning, it’s purpose and how to implement it.
  • Know the role of specialist organisations and support services available to individuals and key people in relation to end of life care.
  • Know how to address sensitive issues in relation to end of life care.
  • Identify when support would be best offered by other members of the team.
  • Identify actions to take following the death of individuals.
  • Know how to manage your own feelings in relation to dying or death of individuals.

Course Syllabus

  • Legislation and guidance
  • ‘Five Priorities of Care’
  • Gold Standard Framework 7c’s
  • Preferred Priorities for Care
  • Emotions and psychological processes at EoL
  • Stages of loss and grief
  • Religion, culture and beliefs
  • Important and key people
  • Advance Care Planning (ACP)
  • Advance statements and advance decisions
  • Ethical and legal issues
  • Enhancing wellbeing
  • Signs at EOL
  • Responding to distress
  • Addressing sensitive issues
  • Delivering significant news
  • Recording significant conversations
  • Dealing with conflict
  • The role of other organisations
  • Advocates
  • Support for spiritual needs
  • Actions following death
  • Registering a death
  • Supporting others who are bereaved
  • Managing your own feelings

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