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End of Life Care

This course is for those involved in delivering end of life care services. It is relevant to health and social care practitioners, including nurses, doctors, allied care professionals, care home workers, and care agency staff. The course is divided into eight modules that cover topics such as advance care planning, assessment, communication skills, and symptom management.

Course Fee: GBP 100 | Code: 240

Learning Objectives

The online course supporting end-of-life care includes 150 interactive sessions, divided up into eight modules that cover topics such as advance care planning, assessment, communication skills, and symptom management. The content has been developed and written by leading experts in the field. Therefore, it meets the highest professional standards and the emerging curricula for end of life care qualifications.

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Course Information

  • Audience

    Medical students, counsellors, doctors, nurses, assistants, health care workers, social workers, therapists and other clinicians

  • Course Duration

    12 months full access to complete the course

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    Sessions

    This course has 156 sessions

  • Study time

    78 Hours of online training. Recommend 30 minutes per session.

  • Certificate

    Upon successful completion, you are awarded a certificate issued online from respective Royal Medical Colleges

  • Developed by

    UK Department of Health’s National Audiology Programme and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.

Course Contents

Module 1 – Advance Care Planning

    Principles
    Context
    Process
    Developing practice

Module 2 – Assessment

    Principles
    Domains
    Context
    Process

Module 3 – Communications Skills

    Principles
    Basic skills
    Modes of communication
    Specific contexts
    Challenging scenarios

Module 4 – Symptom Management

    Principles
    Pain
    Breathlessness
    Nausea, vomiting and constipation
    Emergencies
    Last days of life
    General issues
    Mood
    Advanced illness

Module 5 – Integrated Learning

    Initiating conversations about end of life care
    Condition-specific case studies
    Critical situations
    Scenarios around dying
    Care after death
    Frameworks and tools

Module 6 – Social Care

    Supporting people to live and die well
    Palliative care social work
    Assessment in end of life care
    Support and care planning at end of life
    Hospital social work
    End of life care in care homes and domiciliary care settings

Module 7 – Bereavement

    Talking about death and dying
    Assessment of carers’ needs
    Practical support after a bereavement
    Sudden death and bereavement
    Emotional support and signposting
    Children and bereavement

Module 8 – Spirituality

    Spirituality and the philosophy of end of life care
    Understanding and assessing spiritual need and spiritual distress
    Spiritual care and models of spiritual intervention
    Spiritual resources and quality of life
    Spirituality and the multidisciplinary team
    Spirituality in the community
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