Palliative Care Support

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The aim of this course is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to enable them to care for and address the needs of a person and their family after the diagnosis of a life-limiting illness, in a dignified, inclusive and holistic manner.

Certificate:            Palliative Care Support

Date:                    Mondays 25 February, 4 March and 11 March 2019

Program:              This is a three-day program

Venue:                  Education & Research Centre, Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross, Dublin 6W

Fee:                       €245

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss the philosophy and principles of palliative care.
  • Summarise the structure and organisation of palliative care services to include the role played by the multi-disciplinary team and diverse family structures in the provision of care for a terminally ill person.
  • Discuss the role of the support worker in the promotion of key issues such as life quality, self-esteem, respect, privacy and dignity in palliative care work
  • Explore different attitudes to death and dying to include an understanding of individual patterns of grief, bereavement and loss.
  • Employ a range of communication strategies and processes which are central to the work in palliative care.
  • Apply a person-centered approach to caring for a person in the last days of their life to include the provision of supportive and holistic care promoting safety, dignity, respect and comfort.
  • Respond appropriately to the needs of the person who is confused in the last days of life.
  • Work effectively and with great sensitivity in relation to the dying person and their significant others in a palliative care setting.
  • Use the range of skills required from a palliative support worker in relation to end of life care

Assessment:

Assignment Learner Record clinical work experience
Palliative care Support 30% 70%  36 hours
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