This course aims to help participants understand the factors that are likely to be supportive and appropriate for someone in the final phases of their life; how to respond to very particular needs and how to look after themselves and fellow workers during what could a be an extremely sad and stressful experience.
The course is informed by the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, RCN, ‘Competence and principles for the end of life’ (DoH), the Dignity Campaign, Mental Capacity Act (2005) and AGE UK.
The course provides some knowledge for
NHS KSF: HWB1.2
CIS: 1.1; 1.3; 3.1; 7.1; 7.2; 7.6
QCF: HSC 026; SHC 021; HSC2012; HSC3035
The course is designed for health and social
care workers in all contexts.
The course will assist the organisation to deliver CQC Outcomes 1, 3 & 4.
By the end of the course learners should understand:
• What it might be like to be in the final stages of life
• The challenge for worker to empathise with an experience they have not had
• How this stage of life is regarded within a diverse range of cultures and religions
• The work of Elizabeth Kubler Ross and other models
• Applying the Principles of Good Practice: Dignity, Respect, Privacy & Choice
• The various roles and responsibilities and the limitations of the role of the support worker
• Defining the needs: Physical, Social, Psychological & Spiritual
• Designing a care plan for this phase of life and working with changing need
• How to work in a Person Centred way
• How to respond to distress and when this becomes incompatible with the role
• How to ensure that support is individualised and takes account of:
Culture, Religion, Sexuality, Ethnicity etc
• Practical help that might be given and how to do this in a way that affords maximum comfort
• The support that others might require during the terminal stages of someone’s life
• What to do when the person cannot involve themselves in their care or make choices
• What would be required of the worker after a death from a specific cultural and religious viewpoint
• What can we learn from the hospice movement
• The importance of a team approach
• The need to take care of ourselves and avoid burnout
|Training methods utilised include Tutor presentations, PowerPoint, Handouts, Small and larger Group Work, Chalk & Talk, Ideas Shower, Practice examples|