The course will be ideal for health and social care workers who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of end of life care and palliative care. It also has relevance to all types of care settings, including hospices, care homes, care in the community and primary care.
The course aims to develop the learner’s knowledge and understanding of: the different perspectives on death and dying; the aims of end of life care; the principles of person-centred care planning; the support needed to manage pain and discomfort; how dementia impacts on an individual’s end of life care; the role of the health and social care worker at the time of death; and how to appropriately support the bereaved.
It will involve 135 hours of personal learning to complete. Most students complete the course in 24 weeks, averaging almost 6 hours of personal learning per week.
- Understand how to work in end of life care
- Care planning in end of life care
- Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort
- End of life care and dementia
The learning materials include an assessment, which allows learners to demonstrate achievement of all learning outcomes associated with each unit. Learners should complete the assessment remotely and submit it to their tutor for marking.