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Principles of End of Life Care

WHO IS THIS QUALIFICATION DESIGNED FOR?

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and above. There are no specific prior qualifications needed to access this qualification. This qualification is designed for a wide range of learners who wish to gain an understanding of end of life care. These may be learners who wish to access this training with a view to progress to further qualifications or employment within health and social care, to complement other qualifications within apprenticeship frameworks within health or health and social care, or to develop within their current job role within health and social care.

OVERVIEW

This qualification has the following mandatory units:

  • Understand how to work in end of life care

The purpose of this unit is to assess the learner’s knowledge and understanding when beginning to work in end of life care.

  • Care Planning in end of life care

This unit provides learners with an understanding of the person-centred approach to care planning within end of life care.

  • Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort

The unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills to provide support for managing pain and discomfort.

  • End of life care and dementia

This unit aims to enable learners to understand how the condition of dementia impacts on an individual’s end of life care.

  • Understanding the role of the care worker in time of death

This unit aims to enable learners to understand the role of the care worker at time of death.

  • Understand loss and grief in end of life care

This unit aims to enable learners to understand the processes of loss and grief and their impact on the individual receiving care, significant others and care worker.

Additional qualification information about this learning aim can be viewed on the NCFE page which will give you more of an in depth overview.

COURSE CODE

7199/010

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