Launches in January – available to pre-order now
Planning and delivering end of life care is a complex and difficult, but essential responsibility of care professionals.
The End of Life Care Course will provide expert guidance on the current legislative, regulatory and best practice framework around end of life planning and care.
The course will cover key priorities for care planning, including looking at early identification of life limiting conditions, identifying and meeting needs, loss of capacity, and medical treatments and DNARs.
It will also explore how to deliver high quality end of life care, effective symptom management and pain relief, and key steps for providing a ‘good death’.
The course will offer guidance on communicating about dying and death and handling bereavement, grief and secondary trauma.
**Please note: access to the course will not be granted until payment has been made.**
What’s on the course?
- An update on the current legal and regulatory guidelines for end of life care
- Care planning and risk assessment – discussing end of life issues and planning for future care
- Care delivery and symptom management – providing practical and emotional support
- Developing communication skills around death, dying and supporting people in their last days
How does it work?
The course is fully online and designed for flexible, independent learning – you will have a year’s access to the course so you can learn at your own pace, and at times which suit you.
Delivered via our specialist online learning platform UNIQSKILLS, the course consists of training videos, written and downloadable materials, and a test at the end of each module to check your learning.
- Module One:
The legislative and regulatory framework
- NICE Quality Standard
- CQC and regulating end of life care
- MCA and the Mental Health Act (2007)
- Covid-19 and the impact on end of life processes
- Professional codes of practice and conduct, and their impact on practice
- Module Two:
Providing high standards of communication and understanding
- Talking about dying and death
- Body language and non-verbal communication
- Supporting people in their last days
- Supporting families and friends, including other service users
- Secondary trauma and handling grief
- Module Three:
Person-centred end of life care planning and assessment
- Early identification of life limiting conditions
- Developing responsive plans which meets needs – what to include and when to review
- Discussing end of life issues, including medical treatments and DNARs
- Loss of capacity and advance care planning
- Risk assessment and best practice risk management
- Module Four:
End of life care delivery and symptom management
- Understanding symptoms and how treatment, care and support may vary
- Providing effective and safe pain relief
- Medicines management principles
- Listening to your patient and providing mental health support
- Working holistically and providing a ‘good death’