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Introduction to End of Life Care

Short Courses - Level 1

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  • Course Length - 20 Hours
  • Award Received - UK Distance Learning & Publishing Certificate
  • Course Code: INT01
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About this course

This Introduction to End of Life Care short course is designed for anyone who wishes to improve their knowledge and understanding of end of life care. It is an ideal programme to support health and social care staff working, in any capacity, with people nearing the end of life and their families.

Course Description

Caring for people approaching the end of life is one of the most significant and challenging areas of care. To meet the emotional demands and problems of end of life care, it is vital that staff are equipped with the suitable knowledge, skills and attitudes. This distance learning short course provides a complete introduction to the principles of end of life care, enabling candidates to provide appropriate support to people in their care who are nearing the end of life.

Course Content

This distance learning short course in End of Life Care explores a holistic approach to end of life care. By following this short course, you will will gain an increased awareness of the processes involved in advance care planning and of the support services available to those nearing the end of life and their families. Students will also be encouraged to explore communication skills in an end of life care context and learn ways to overcome any barriers to this.

Qualification Information

On successful completion of this course you will receive a completion certificate from UK Distance Learning & Publishing.

Method Of Study

Paper based home study course.

Method of Assessment

Multi-choice assessment paper.

Course Length Information

Approximately 20 hours.

Tutor Support

Not required as it is a self contained course suitable for home learning.

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