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Palliative care is the active holistic care of patients with advanced progressive illness. Management of pain and other symptoms and provision of psychological, social and spiritual support is paramount. This course is suitable for both care and nursing staff who are new to this field or as a refresher. Introduction ? Introduction & Course overview Course Programme ? The life death cycle ? Management of pain ? Skin care ? Mouth care ? Communication ? Common symptoms ? Psychological aspects of care ? Spiritual aspects of care ? Patient support Course Programme (continued) ? The last hours of life ? Family support during patient illness and in bereavement ? Dealing with own feelings ? Evaluation For qualified or experienced staff the course can be extended to a full day to allow Palliative Care to be explored in greater depth including greater understanding of pain control and common treatments. Wound care is also covered to a fuller level. The extended course is highly interactive allowing delegates to discuss their experiences and concerns in a shared group setting. The goal of Palliative Care is achievement of the best quality of life for patients and their families. Extract from N.I.CE definition of Palliative Care

Palliative care is the active holistic care of patients with advanced progressive illness. Management of pain and other symptoms and provision of psychological, social and spiritual support is paramount. This course is suitable for both care and nursing staff who are new to this field or as a refresher. Introduction ? Introduction & Course overview Course Programme ? The life death cycle ?...

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