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The End of Life Care course will provide you with an intensive study of what end of life care is, how to plan for it, as well as the matters relating to death, dying, bereavement, and palliative.
You will develop your knowledge and understanding of providing optimum patient care, better quality support and comfortable care to the people who are approaching the end of their life. You will also discover how to prevent or relieve the suffering of dying people, and offer the treatment to those in vulnerable medical states as much as possible while respecting the dying persons’ wishes.
When you have finished this advanced training program, you will be able to help vulnerable people by improving their quality of life, supporting a peaceful death, and successfully implement effective ways to provide care for older persons who are dying.
We’ve taken this comprehensive End of Life Care Course and broken it down into 10 manageable modules which we believe will assist you to easily grasp each concept – from the fundamental to the most advanced aspects of this skills. It really is a sure pathway to success.
This course is designed with the following modules:
End of Life Care
Module 1: Introduction to End of Life Care
- Policy Context
- Understanding Palliative and End of Life Care within the Context of Nursing and Residential Care
- Adopting a person-centred approach
- Support for family and those that matter to the person
- Role of the General Practitioner (GP)
- Role of the Multidisciplinary Team
- Community Speech and Language Therapist
- Specialist Palliative Care Services, including Hospice Services
- Role of the Key Worker in the Nursing and Residential Home
- Role and Responsibilities of the Key Worker
Module 2: Identification of the Stage of Illness
- Best practice for identifying the Stage of Illness
- Best practice for Decision Making
Module 3: Palliative Care Holistic Assessment
- Key Components of NISAT Core Holistic Assessment
- Key Milestones when Holistic Assessment should be undertaken
- Preparing for the holistic assessment in the home
- Following the holistic assessment
Module 4: Advance Care Planning
- Best Practice for advance care planning
- Communication within the Home
- Communication between the Home and the General Practitioner (GP)
- Referral to Specialist Palliative Care Services
- Communication across Care Boundaries
Module 5: Care at the End of Life
- Diagnosing Dying – Signs and Symptoms of Someone Approaching Death
Module 6: Care After Death
- Best Practice for care after death
- Bereavement Care
Module 7: Further Support, Training and Development
- Support available for Staff
- Education and Training
- Organisations and Websites
Module 8: Legal Issues
- Challenges at the end of life
- A focus on individualised care
- Talking about death
- Mental Capacity Act
- Emergency Situations
- Court-appointed deputy
Module 9: Glossary of Terms
Definition of terms used in the End of Life Care course
Module 10: Appendices
How is the course assessed?
To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.
Will I receive a certificate of completion?
Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised professional qualification and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.
Who is this course for?
This course will be of special interest to people who are working in the healthcare industry. Moreover, this comprehensive course is suitable for doctors, physicians, nurses, social workers, practitioners, researchers, volunteers and policymakers at the end of life care, including other health and social care professionals.
The End of Life Care course is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.
On completing this advanced end of life care training program, you will earn a recognised certificate that enables you to start and develop your career in the social care or health care industry.
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Tracey roebuck asked:
Is this cause on paper form are is it all don on line and when does it start
Dear Tracey, Thank you for your question. This course is fully online-based course. You can start the course anytime you want. ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.