End of Life Care

palliative care for ladyCare Staff who are caring for older people are increasingly involved in looking after them in their final days.

End of Life Care is a difficult and demanding task, the emotional nature of the situation affects everyone.  Everything should be done where possible to meet the wishes of the individual, their relatives and friends.

The course discusses the Mental Capacity Act and how it relates to Advance Care Planning.

Learning Outcomes:

  • classroom settingUnderstand 7Cs of the Gold Standard Framework (NHS) and stages/goals and issues relating to the Liverpool Care Pathway
  • Discussion to gain understanding of the publication ‘One Chance to Get it Right’ – the formal work of the LACPD in responding to the recommendations in the Neuberger Report
  • Be able to define Palliative Care. Have some knowledge of the background to the Hospice Movement.
  • Be able to ask difficult questions in an empathetic way.
  • Have more insight into what dying people really want.MCA document
  • Have an understanding of legal and ethical issues associated with End of Life Care. 
  • Consider Advance Care Planning and the impact of the Mental Capacity Act.
  • Understand the Stages of Grief and how they relate to End of Life.
  • Identify major cultural and religious differences associated with end of life.
  • Identify ways to look after their own mental and physical health and well being.
  • Be given guidelines on communication with families and those at the end of their life.man covering face with hands
  • Begin to develop an action plan to put their learning into practice.
Time will be allocated to answer individual questions and concerns, and the course can be fitted to suit individual provider’s needs.
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