The purpose of this award 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 sensitive and holistic manner.
Learners will be able to:
- Discuss the philosophy and principles of palliative care.
- Understand the range of palliative care services that are available, including the role of multidisciplinary teams in the provision of care for a terminally ill person.
- Discuss the role of the support worker in relation of issues effecting quality of life in palliative care work.
- Explore different attitudes to death and dying to include an understanding of the five stages of grief.
- Employ a range of communication strategies and processes which are central to the work in palliative care.
- Apply a person-centred approach to caring for a person in the last days of their life and respond appropriately to their needs.
- Use the range of skills required from a palliative support worker in relation to end of life care.
Assignment 30% Learner Record 70%