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Introduction to Palliative and 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

A 1-day programme of study 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 study day 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

Spirituality

Recognising dying

Skin integrity

Oral hygiene

Care after death

Course Aims and Outcomes

  • 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
  • Understand the importance of good oral hygiene and skin care at the end of life and how this can be achieved
  • List own responsibilities in relation to promoting dignified care after death

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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: inhouse@mkupdate.co.uk 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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