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Course Overview

Caring for individuals suffering from a life-threatening illness or people in the last days of their life requires a compassionate and pro-active approach. While the role of supportive care as a Palliative Care and End of Life Care professional has some occupational distinction, both play an important part to prevent, reduce and relieve the sufferings in the last days of a person’s journey and provide a comforting transition process.

If you are seeking a career in the health care sector as a Palliative and End of Life Care provider, this course is the perfect platform for you to get started. The financial rewards are a bonus on top of the satisfaction and enlightenment in providing a noble humanitarian service. 

This Palliative and End of Life Care Course is designed by expert supportive care professionals with years of experience to educate you on the fundamentals of this occupation. From the identification scenarios to the bereavement stage upon death, this course discusses the best practices towards the patient and their families in a step-by-step guide. In addition to that, the course also provides the legal requirement and your duty in different stages in a comprehensive manner.

By the end of this course, you will understand all the requirements and responsibilities of Palliative and End of Life Care vocations and how to live up to the expectations in practical situations. 

Key Topics to Be Covered

  • The fundamentals of the Palliative and End of Life Care 
  • The key components of NISAT Core Holistic Assessment
  • Importance of effective communication between the Home and the General Practitioner (GP)
  • The role of the multidisciplinary team and specialist palliative care services
  • The signs and symptoms of individuals approaching death 
  • The six standards to assist Health and Social Care Services in the bereavement stage.
  • Legal obligations and procedures practised in the UK.
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Learning Outcomes

  • The roles and responsibilities of a professional supportive care provider
  • How to identify the stages of illness
  • Comprehensive guidelines to the best practices in different end of life situations
  • Best practices while transferring to the home and discharging from hospital
  • Importance of Bereavement Care and how to approach them
  • The responsibilities at the end of life and care after death
  • Understand the legal and ethical issues involved in advance care planning

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Your Path to Success

Upon completion, you will have a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities expected of you. You will be equipped with a comprehensive guide to help to gain the skills required to be a successful Palliative and End of Life Care professional. 

The necessary skills and knowledge you will acquire will stand you in good stead to build your career as a Palliative and End of Life Care provider, nurse, healthcare assistant, therapist, counsellor, personal and home care aides, hospice, dietitian, or specialist healthcare position.

Skills You Will Gain

  • Empathy
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Counselling skills
  • Communication skills            
  • Psychosocial skills                    
  • Physical care skills  
  • Life closure skills                  
  • Observational skill                
  • Teamwork skill
  • Self-awareness

Assessment Process

Once you have finished the learning stages in the course, your abilities will be assessed by an automated multiple-choice question session, after which you will receive the results immediately.

Showcase Your Accomplishment of New Skills: Get a Certification of Completion

To receive the CPD and IAO approved certificate, learners must successfully complete the course assessment. For only £10, you may obtain digital certificates. Learners in the UK can buy printed hard copies for £29, while overseas students can buy printed hard copies for £39.

Course Curriculum

Module 1: Introduction to Palliative & End of Life Care
Introduction to Palliative & End of Life Care 00:38:00
Module 2: Identification of the Stage of Illness
Identification of The Stage of Illness 00:09:00
Module 3: Palliative Care Holistic Assessment
Palliative Care Holistic Assessment 00:08:00
Module 4: Advance Care Planning
Advance Care Planning 00:19:00
Module 5: Care at the End of Life
Care at the End of Life 00:08:00
Module 6: Care after Death
Care after Death 00:14:00
Module 7: Further Support, Training and Development
Further Support, Training and Development 00:07:00
Module 8: Legal Issues
Legal Issues 00:22:00
Module 9: Glossary of Terms
Glossary of Terms 00:21:00
Module 10: Appendices
Appendices 00:04:00


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