We hear all too often of cases where people have had to spend the final weeks or days of their lives away from family and friends, being denied the compassion, care and respect that they deserve.
This Fundamentals version of the End of Life Care course aims to introduce learners to the basic principles of end of life (or palliative) care and emphasise the importance of providing person-centred support in ways that both protect and promote a person's dignity.
Learners will also explore how good communication between everyone in the support network and the individual is key to planning and delivering care which meets their needs and wishes.
The online materials include case studies, quizzes and activities to help reinforce learning as students work through each topic.
In addition, learners will carry out an online assessment to check their learning on completion of the End of Life Care course.
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