Principles of End of Life Care

Principles of End of Life Care

Course information:

This course in Understanding End of Life Care is catered to supply learners with an understanding of the principles of palliative care allowing them to provide comprehensive and appropriate support to people nearing the end of life. Learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of; the different perspectives on death and dying, the aims of end of life care, the support needed to manage pain and discomfort, how dementia impacts on end of life care and how to provide appropriate support to individuals

with this condition at the end of life, the role of the health and social care worker at the time of death and how to appropriately support the bereaved.

 

The Certificate consists of three assessments normally taking up to four weeks per assessment so there is no need to attend a college to gain the qualification. The learning materials contain the knowledge needed to meet the assessment requirements of the course and activities allow you to practice your skills and test your learning. Assessment is based on a combination of knowledge and skills learned on the programme. You must complete all assessments, within the agreed timescales and submit these for marking by our team of qualified tutors. Your tutor will provide feedback, advice and guidance to ensure you can complete the course. Upon successful completion of both assessments you will be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Principles of End of Life Care.

 

There are no fees for this course as the Fire Brigades Union Learning Centre has secured funding with our Learning Partners. Please ensure that when you enrol on this course you are committed to completing the programme of study within the allocated timescales. Should you not complete the course in full, you may be required to pay a fee to cover registration, administration fees and learning material costs. Funded places are subject to availability and are subject to the terms and conditions of our Further Education Partners.

Please see a breakdown below of the units and sections within this course.


Unit 1: Understand how to work in end of life care
This unit helps you understand different attitudes to death and dying, the varying approaches (and their individual aims) to end of life care and the support services available to individuals, family and friends once a diagnosis of an illness has been given.
This unit contains four sections, including:
• Section 1: Different perspectives on death and dying
• Section 2: Aims, principles and policies of end of life care
• Section 3: Communication in end of life care
• Section 4: Accessing support services.


Unit 2: Care planning in end of life care
You will gain an understanding of the holistic approach to end of life care, as well as person-centred assessment and care planning, and advance care planning. You will consider the many needs of individuals nearing the end of life.
This unit contains three sections, including:
• Section 1: The holistic approach to end of life care
• Section 2: Person-centred assessment and care planning
• Section 3: Advance care planning.


Unit 3: Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort
This unit covers the knowledge and skills required in order to provide support for managing pain and discomfort. This includes how to minimise pain through a range of different techniques and how to monitor and record the management of an individual’s pain and discomfort.
This unit contains three sections, including:
• Section 1: Approaches to managing pain and discomfort
• Section 2: How to minimise pain and discomfort
• Section 3: How to monitor, record and report on the management of an individual’s pain and discomfort.


Unit 4: End of life care and dementia
You will gain an acute awareness of the impact that dementia can have on an individual's end of life care and will also learn how to support those individuals, as well as their family and friends.
This unit contains three sections, including:
• Section 1: How dementia can affect end of life care
• Section 2: How to support individuals with dementia at end of life
• Section 3: How to support family, significant others and friends.


Unit 5: Understanding the role of the care worker in time of death
This unit explores the role of a care worker around the time of death of an individual. Ways of supporting an individual, how to care for a deceased individual and existing legislation around this subject are all examined in this unit.
This unit contains four sections, including:
• Section 1: How to support an individual as they approach death
• Section 2: How to care for a deceased individual
• Section 3: Support needed by family, significant others and friends
• Section 4: Legislation and policies.


Unit 6: Understand loss and grief in end of life care
You will consider the complex nature of loss and grief, gaining an understanding of how to support people following bereavement and how to best manage your feelings of loss and grief.
This unit contains four sections, including:
• Section 1: The process of loss and grief
• Section 2: Loss in the context of end of life care
• Section 3: How to support people following bereavement
• Section 4: How to manage own feelings of loss and grief

Course Units:

  1. UNDERSTAND HOW TO WORK IN END OF LIFE CARE
  2. CARE PLANNING IN END OF LIFE CARE
  3. UNDERSTAND HOW TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO MANAGE PAIN AND DISCOMFORT
  4. END OF LIFE CARE AND DEMENTIA
  5. UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF THE CARE WORKER IN TIME OF DEATH
  6. UNDERSTAND LOSS AND GRIEF IN END OF LIFE CARE

Study mode:

WORKBOOK

Start date:

Flexible start dates after 27th August 2019

End date:

Last enrolment date 30 April 2020

Duration:

12 Weeks

Regional availability:

Attachments:

» 17-18-end-of-life-care-flyer.pdf
  (Type: .pdf - Size: 124 kb)

» 17-18-end-of-life-care-poster.pdf
  (Type: .pdf - Size: 287 kb)

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Added on Thu 9th Feb 2017.
Last updated on Thu 17th Oct 2019.

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