Palliative Care: 5N3769
An elective module of the Healthcare Support Certificate and other healthcare related certificates. This module deals with caring for a person with a life limiting illness and discusses end of life care by teaching learners how to assist a person with a life limiting illness to live.
- 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
- Learner Record 70%
- Assignment 30%
Successful completion of this component award enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is an elective requirement.