Participants must find their own work experience to complete this module
Monday 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Learners will be able to:
Discuss the philosophy and principles of palliative care
Summarise the structure and organisation of palliative care services to include the role played by the multi-disciplinary team and diverse family structures in the provision of care for a terminally ill person
Discuss the role of the support worker in the promotion of key issues such as life quality, self-esteem, respect, privacy and dignity in palliative care work
Explore different attitudes to death and dying to include an understanding of individual patterns of grief, bereavement and loss
Employ a range of communication strategies and processes which are central to the work in palliative care
Apply a person-centered approach to caring for a person in the last days of their life to include the provision of supportive and holistic care promoting safety, dignity, respect and comfort
Respond appropriately to the needs of the person who is confused in the last days of life
Work effectively and with great sensitivity in relation to the dying person and their significant others in a palliative care setting
Use the range of skills required from a palliative support worker in relation to end of life care.
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