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Course Title: End of Life (Palliative Care) Course GPT203

Awarding Body: Open College Network (OCN Credit4Learning)

Award Level: Level Three (Advanced)

Minimum Age: 18

Entry requirements: None. English Level 2 desirable.

Training Locations: E-learning - complete this course in the comfort of your own home or at work

Course Overview:

It takes a very special person to care for those at the end of their life’s journey. Yet for the terminally ill and their families, the gifts of compassion, dedication and skill are priceless treasures. This End of Life (Palliative Care) Course covers the issues and practices involved in caring for the terminally ill and is suitable for both healthcare professionals and individuals looking at optimising their care skills and practices.

This course will help you to gain a better knowledge of the procedures and best practices which underpins end of life care. It will help you to learn about the delivery of optimal end of life care and improve your communication skills to strengthen working relationships with healthcare professionals during this period. You will also feel you have a much better understanding on how to support the friends and family of the person that you are caring for.

In this online course, you will learn to address the ethical issues and characteristics of hospice and palliative care. You will also understand the assessment and management of pain. And you will be able to help patients and their families cope with dying, death, and the grief that follows and, in doing so, will ensure that the process is in the very best interests of the individual concerned.

If you are an individual looking after a terminally ill relative this course bridges the divide between understanding how healthcare professionals work and understanding how your relative or friend should be managed by your support team.

This course can also be combined with our Healthcare Practice (Fundamental Care Skills) Course which will also prepare you with a general and very solid foundation qualification in healthcare. Both qualifications combined will give you a total of 6 credits which you can also use towards other future qualifications (at many UK Colleges and Universities).

Once completed you will immediately be able to download your pass certificate. (Your new accredited certificate will be posted to you within 6-8 weeks.)

The nationally recognised and accredited certificate (awarded by the Open College Network) can be added to your existing certificate credit value (cumulative credits), and these may also count towards other similar college or university courses.

This course will perfectly supplement any medical or nursing course, however specific, and is open to anyone. At the end of each e-learning section you have up to 6 multiple choice questions to answer, with a passmark of 65%. You can re-sit each section 3 times.

Is this course for me?

This course is suitable for you if:

-- You are a healthcare professional or healthcare student and looking at focussing on this area of work
-- You are a healthcare professional looking to add a specialised qualification to your C.V.
-- You are an individual caring for a terminally ill relative or friend and would like to be fully aligned with current medical practices and end-of-life procedures
-- You are currently working in a Hospice, Care Home, Geriatric Unit or Hospital and have been advised to complete this course.

Add to your CPD (continual professional development) or if requested by your employer as part of your CPD or Induction Programme.
(Completion of this course adds to your existing credit value and awards an Advanced Level Three Certificate)

What does this course cover?

Topics covered include:

M01: Introduction and Course Overview
M02: Caring for people at the end of their life
M03: Palliative Care
M04: What is person-centred care?
M05: Equality, Diversity and Rights
M06: Planning Ahead
M07: End of Life Strategies and Guidelines
M08: Communication
M09: Nutrition, Hydration and Mouth Care
M10: Symptom Control
M11: Identifying the Dying Phase of Life
M12: The bereavement process
M13: Working within the Multidisciplinary Team

Download a certificate as soon as completed.

This course is also supported with a video presentation and additional support material can be downloaded as you progress through the course.

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