This FREE on-line fundamental qualification will help you to develop your understanding and knowledge of how to sensitively and appropriately care for individuals in the final stages of life.
- Learn more about the delivery of optimum patient care
- Improve your healthcare skills to strengthen relationships and interactions with those in your supervision
- Develop the knowledge and principles that underpin outstanding care and treatment of those in vulnerable medical states
- Gain or develop key transferrable skills applicable in a range of roles within the health sector
Each unit contains an assessment to demonstrate your knowledge of each subject area. Once you successfully complete all units you will achieve a Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care.
Unit 1: Understand how to work in end of life care
- Different perspectives on death and dying
- The aims, principles and policies of end of life care
- Factors regarding communication
- Accessing the range of support services available to individuals and others.
Unit 2: Care planning in end of life care
- The holistic approach to end of life care
- Person-centred assessment and care planning
- Advance care planning.
Unit 3: Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort
- Approaches to managing pain and discomfort
- Assisting in minimising individuals’ pain or discomfort
- Monitoring, reporting and recording on the management of individuals’ pain or discomfort.
Unit 4: End of life care and dementia
- How an individual’s dementia can affect their end of life care
- Supporting individuals with dementia affected by pain and distress
- Supporting family, significant others and friends of an individual with dementia.
Unit 5: Understanding the role of the care worker in time of death
- Supporting individuals as they are approaching death
- How to care for a deceased individual
- Support needed by family, significant others and friends of the deceased
- Relevant legislation and policies.
Unit 6: Understand loss and grief in end of life care
- The process of loss and grief
- Loss in the context of end of life care
- Supporting people following bereavement
- Managing own feelings of loss and grief when working in end of life care.
10 hours per week
No existing qualification required
What computer software will I need?
To study online with vision2learn you will require the following:
- An Internet enabled PC running Microsoft Windows operating system
- An active email account
- Microsoft Word or a similar word processing software program. (You may need additional software programs for IT courses – please contact us for more information.)
- Adobe Reader
- Adobe Flash Player (version 9.0 or higher)
Supported web browsers
We currently support the following web browsers.
- Internet Explorer 11
- Microsoft Edge *
- Google Chrome *
- Mozilla Firefox *
* Microsoft Edge, Firefox and Chrome follow a continuous release policy. We will support the last 2 major versions of each of these browsers.
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