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Foundations in Palliative and End of Life Care

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

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

Course Overview

Designed for Health Care Assistants/Support Workers/Nursing Assistants, from various care settings, whose role may include providing care for and supporting patients with a life limiting illness.

This course provides the necessary knowledge and skills to facilitate development in palliative and end of life care.

Course Content

Definitions of Palliative and End of Life Care

Communication skills

Advance Care Planning


Recognising dying

Symptoms at the end of life

Skin integrity

Oral hygiene

Nutrition and Hydration

Care after death


Course Aims and Outcomes

At the end of the course, participants will be able to -

  • Describe what palliative and end of life care is and how it relates to their current role
  • Develop communication skills which will aid compassionate care of the patient and those important to them.
  • Understand what advance care planning is and how they might contribute to this
  • Understand the significance of assessing spiritual needs to promote holistic care
  • List the common signs which indicate a patient is actively dying
  • Have an awareness of the 5 most common symptoms at the end of life and the non-pharmacological management of these
  • Understand the importance of good oral hygiene at the end of life and how this can be achieved
  • Understand the potential skin changes in the dying patient
  • Understand why the need for food and drink diminishes in the last few days of life
  • List own responsibilities in relation to promoting dignified care after death
  • Reflect on own practice and identify learning which will assist in implementing change within their workplace

Course Attended By

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.

Tel: 017687 73030
Fax: 017687 81099

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