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The role of the Health Care Assistant (HCA)Support Worker (SW) in the provision of end of life care is an integral part of excellent service delivery. This two-day workshop will enable HCA's and SW's to develop the skills and confidence to provide high quality care. Promoting individualised person centred care involves the whole team, with the patient and their relatives being equal partners in the care planning process. Evidence suggests that educational programmes do improve end of life care (Froggatt, 2000 & Kenny, 2001). This course encourages participation and includes practical case studies. Aims To provide holistic care for the dying person and their families To communicate effectively with dying persons and their families To enhance the quality of life of the dying person To recognise and respect the uniqueness of each person's approach to death To work effectively as part of the healthcare team Learning Outcomes Define palliative care and terminal care Identify the role of each member of the palliative care team Recognise the important role of the family and the diversity of family structures Identify common fears and anxieties of client & family members at this time Outline specific needs of groups in relation to death, dying & bereavement Demonstrate the role of the HCA's in promoting a sense of worth, self esteem, quality of life and autonomy for the dying person Reflect on own feeling on death, dying and bereavement Understand the grieving process & discuss some coping mechanism for personal loss Demonstrate effective communication skills when dealing with different emotions Identify personal strengths and weakness in communicating with the dying person and family members & know how to have a supportive environment Know how to provide care while promoting safety, respect and comfort in the final stages of life Demonstrate respect & sensitive approach to patient and family members in final days of life Course Content Principles of Palliative Care Understanding Palliative Care its not just about dying Guidelines and Care plans Challenges of in the delivery of Palliative Care The Care Team Team Roles, Boundaries and Responsibilities including HCA and Specialist Nurse Roles Death and Dying Communication Skills Safety, Respect and Dignity Patient and Family Anxieties and Fears Quality of Life Issues Supporting the patient Pain control Pressure Area Care Nutritional Issues Mouth Care Symptom Reporting Bereavement Grief and Stages of Grief Emotional Strategies for HCA's Support Structures for HCA's Reflection Resources This course will appeal to: Community Nurses Healthcare Support Workers Health Care Assistants Hospice Staff

The role of the Health Care Assistant (HCA)Support Worker (SW) in the provision of end of life care is an integral part of excellent service delivery. This two-day workshop will enable HCA's and SW's to develop the skills and confidence to provide high quality care. Promoting individualised person centred care involves the whole team, with the patient and their relatives being equal partners in...

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