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