This course is designed to support staff working in community settings caring for palliative patients and those requiring end of life care. It will cover holistic assessment of physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs and consider the balance between potential benefit and burden of treatment. Symptom management to optimize quality of life and the need for clear, honest communication will be shared.
Who is Palliative & End of Life Care aimed at?
Health & Care staff providing personal care beyond hospital settings
- Defining palliative, terminal & end of life care and the overlap
- The 5 principles of palliative care
- Introduction to The Gold Standards Framework for Palliative Care
- Advanced Care Planning & End of Life Care Planning & the ReSPECT process
- How Better Support People to Die Well
- NHS England’s Six Ambitions for Palliative & End of Life Care
- Community Case Studies to discuss approach to care
- Holistic person-centred care – considering spiritual, psychological and socio-economic and cultural needs.
- Communication with patients and those important to them
- Common symptoms of terminal patients management & support
- Attention to detail in attending to patient & family needs
- Coping strategies for care of the dying, bereavement & support