LCM Training Solutions Ltd

End Of Life

What is End of Life?

End of life care is support for people who are approaching the end of their life. It helps them to live as well as possible until they pass away, and to pass away with dignity. The course teaches carers how to provide this care in a peaceful and dignified way.

End of life care includes palliative care. If they have an incurable illness, palliative care will help to make them as comfortable as possible by relieving pain and other distressing symptoms while providing psychological, social and spiritual support for them and their family or carers. This is called a holistic approach to care, as it deals with the ‘whole’ person rather than just one aspect of their care.

Palliative care may be provided early in the course of their illness together with other therapies, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, before they are considered to be nearing the end of their life.

Do I need this training?

This course is recommended to candidates who intend to work closely with someone who is nearing the end of their life and require palliative care.

So what does this course cover?

This course covers both Theory and Group work.

Topics covered are:

  • Introduction to End of Life
  • How someone responds to dying
  • Culture
  • Causes of death
  • Advanced decisions
  • The Liverpool Pathway
  • Symptoms of death
  • Care values
  • Patient centred Care of the dying patient – Managing pain, Nausea/Vomiting, Nutrition, Constipation, Water Retention
  • Support for Relatives, friends etc.
  • Dignity
  • Choices
  • Privacy
  • Confidentiality
  • Communication – Patient, Relatives, Other healthcare professionals
  • Record Keeping
  • Care planning
  • Mourning
  • Grief

Can you add topics I need covering?

Yes we can bespoke this course to all our clients needs. If there is something extra you would like discussed we can bespoke it into the course for you. Also if you need to make this course person specific or tailored to your own support group then LCM is the right company to do this.

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