Care L&D

About this course

Death and dying tend to be a taboo subject, with the very thought of dying evoking fear in many people. This course looks at the knowledge and understanding of the key principles of caring for people approaching the end of their lives in a wide range of care settings, including hospices, care homes, care in the community and primary care.

The course covers palliative care, emotional and spiritual care, dignified care, as well as care of the deceased, and last offices and will also include bereavement support. It also considers cultural differences and ways in which to communicate sensitively and effectively with people.

At the end of the session, delegates will be able to care for those at the end of life in a person-centered way, promoting a dignified death.

What you’ll learn

a Understand the principles of person-centred approaches to end of life care.

a Understand relevant legislation in relation to capacity and consent.

a Get an insight into assessment and care planning in end of life care.

a Know about all the different types of complementary therapies and how to gain access to those services.

a Know how and when to provide support to manage pain and discomfort.

a Communicate effectively during end of life care.

a Understand loss and grief, how to support people and their emotions.

aUnderstand the various roles within the multidisciplinary team and how these are coordinated.

aKnow how care should be delivered during the final hours of life and how to support family through bereavement.

aKnow how to cope with death and loss.


No entry requirements.


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