End of Life Care eLearning course

Have you experienced the death of another person? If you haven't, you will. We will all die one day and we will all experience the death of another person at some point in our lives. In social care, we often work with people with medical conditions and ill-health. People are not generally comfortable talking about death but it is something that you need to prepare for in your work. Much of what we will cover in this course will also be relevant to you personally.

The key objective for people working in health and social care is to support people to have a good death experience. This online course will enable you to better manage working with people who need end of life care. If you are currently experiencing grief or someone close to you is terminally ill, you may need to seek support as you work your way through this online course.

  • What is end of life care?
  • Legislation relating to end of life care
  • Common Core Principles
  • 7 Stages of grief in terminal illness
  • Supporting people with their thoughts and feelings
  • The importance of beliefs, religion and culture
  • Promoting choice and control
  • Roles of key people
  • Advanced Care Planning and Advance Decisions
  • Communication
  • Conflict
  • Maintaining comfort and wellbeing
  • Signs of death
  • What happens after a person dies
  • Managing your own feelings and getting help
This online training course has been designed specifically for Care and Support Workers working in a social care setting. It may also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about caring for people nearing the end of their lives.
This course will take 60 minutes to complete.

You can access this Health and Social Care online course as part of the Unlimited Care Package, which includes 130+ courses and certificates, on the Click eLearning platform. Starting from just £3, access unlimited learning in one simple subscription.

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End of Life Care eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the End of Life Care course

At the end of this online training course you will:

  • Understand what is involved in end of life care
  • Know how to support people nearing the end of their lives
  • Understand what happens to the body as and when people die
  • Understand how to communicate sensitively
  • Know about planning for death and the conflict that may arise
  • Identify the stages of grief
  • Know how to support yourself and others with grief

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