About End of Life Care
A course for all staff in palliative care and staff caring for those approaching the end of their life. Learners will understand attitudes and fears relating to the end of life, and the responsibilities of their role as a carer. With this understanding, learners will make care plans for patients to ensure that they spend their final moments in a positive and stress-free place.
How long will this course take?
This course takes 2 hours to complete.
Who needs this training?
This training is for all staff involved in palliative care or who may care for those approaching the end of their life.
What are the main points covered?
The main points of the course are end of life care strategies, attitudes and fears about death and dying, advanced care planning, as well as grief and loss.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
End of Life Care Course Outline
- Introduction and explanation.
- End of life care strategy.
- Attitudes and fears about death and dying.
- Good and bad experiences of death and dying.
- Advanced care planning.
- Symptom management.
- Advance directives.
- Roles and responsibilities in End of life care.
- Last offices. Grief and loss.
End Of Life Care FAQs
What is End of Life Care?
End of Life care involves the treatment, care and support for patients that are nearing the end of their life. It is a stage of Palliative care where the patient is thought to be in the last year of life, although the timeframe can be difficult to predict.
Is End of Life care the same as Palliative care?
End of Life Care is a part of Palliative care that is towards the latter stage of an illness where the patient has a finite amount of time left.
What will the End of Life Care course teach me?
Candidates on the End of Life course will learn aspects of advanced care planning as part of an end of life care strategy. They will learn about symptoms and pain management as well as their roles and responsibilities as a carer towards the end of a patients life.
Who is this course for?
The course is aimed at specialist palliative care providers with roles that can be as diverse as; palliative care doctors, nurse specialists, counsellors or specialist health professionals, such as occupational therapists, physiotherapists, dieticians and social workers.