End of Life Care

The greatest dignity to be found in death, is the dignity of the life that precedes it – Nuland (1993)

Course Aims:

A half day course designed to enable learners to gain or improve their knowledge and understanding of both Palliative Care and End of Life Care. Learners will obtain the knowledge and confidence to approach these subjects with the individual’s they assist, and help to develop End of Life Care plans that are person centred within their working environment.


3 hours

Who Should Attend:

All staff within the position of assissting any Adult who requires End of Life Care

Contents of Course:

  • To enable staff to understand the difference between Palliative Care and End of Life Care
  • To ensure that staff appreciate and understand the importance of End of Life Care Plans
  • To enable learners to gain knowledge of the importance of Nutrition and Hydration
  • To enable learners to assist individuals that produce End of Life Care Plans with a person centred approach
  • Outline the importance of individuals needs and wishes in relation to End of Life

At the end of our course all candidates will have covered and understood the following modules:

  • What is Palliative and End of Life care
  • Holistic approach
  • Communication
  • Religion, Culture and Spirituality
  • Symptom Control and Pain Relief
  • Dignity
  • Family Friends and Loved Ones
  • Grief and different emotions
  • Nutrition
  • Hydration
  • Mouth care
  • Breathlessness and mouth problems
  • Agitation and confusion
  • Death is approaching
  • End of Life Care Plans
  • Professional/Support Networks
  • Care Following Death

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