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Developing Health Care Support Workers Knowledge in End of Life Care

Duration: 1 Day - Start Time: 09:15 End Time: 16:30 - CPD Hours: 8 - Price: £0.00

A list of available dates can be found at the foot of this page.

Course Overview

Providing sensitive and supportive End of Life care is an essential role for health care support workers. Dignity at the end of life is as essential component to caring for the whole person. This 1 day course will highlight the importance of providing a good death, whilst developing knowledge and skills to enhance care delivery.

Course Content

Introductions and objectives

The End of Life Care Strategy

Roles and Responsibilities

Explore attitudes and beliefs about death The Good, The Bad and the Indifferent?

Cultural, Spiritual and Ethical issues

The Pathophysiology of Dying

Advanced care planning/Advanced Directives

Care after death

Bereavement and closure

Course Aims and Outcomes

This is an interactive workshop with a mixture of bite sized theory and small group work. The outcomes of the workshop are to enable participants to -

  • Understand key policy and legislation in End of Life Care.
  • Explore the caring/supportive role.
  • Discuss the concept of a good death and attitudes towards dying.
  • Explore ethical dilemmas in End of Life Care.
  • Understand and recognise the dying phase and care of the individual after death
  • Reflect on the impact
  • End of life to the health care support worker, carers and relatives.

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Course Venues and Prices

    This course is now only provided In-House for groups of people. Please contact us for a quote and further details on: or phone: 017687 73030.

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M&K Update Ltd, The Old Bakery, St Johns Steet, Keswick, Cumbria, CAI2 5AS.

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Fax: 017687 81099

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