Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
In 2015, only half of the people who expressed their home as their preferred place to die actually died in their own home. In the same year, hospices were ranked the highest in terms of the quality of care provided during the difficult end of life period. Care homes were ranked a close second, followed by individuals' homes in third, and finally hospitals in last place. This period in a person’s life is, without a doubt, the most sensitive and difficult to deal with due to the emotional and physical strain it places on the individual and their family, as well as any carers or staff members who work with the individual.
Our End of Life Level 3 course will provide extensive knowledge and understanding of end of life care. Explore themes and common core principles for end of life care and the range of possible approaches to this care. This qualification will provide information on how to support a person’s familial, spiritual, social and emotional needs and will prepare for confronting issues of death and bereavement within a role.
This course is only funded in Scotland and is equivalent to a Scottish level 6 based on the Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework.
(E-certificates upon achievement)
- Fully online course
- Study from anywhere, at any time
- Gain an accredited level 3 qualification
- Equivalent to the Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework Level 6.
- Nationally recognised
- Access to an award-winning e-learning platform
- Perfect for beginners
- Unlimited support from qualified tutors
- Receive a digital e-certificate upon completion
- No hidden costs
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Unit 1: Understanding end of life care
This unit covers the range of different attitudes and emotive issues surrounding death and dying, as well as the current approaches to end of life care and the support services available.
Unit 2: Communication during end of life care
Learn the different communication skills required when administering end of life care, potential barriers to communication and how to overcome these in an effective, positive manner.
Unit 3: Assessment and care planning in end of life care
Explore and expand upon what is meant by both the holistic approach and the person-centred approach to assessment and care planning.
Unit 4: Person-centred approaches to end of life care
Explore the person-centred approach to end of life care by examining how to support the psychological, social, spiritual, religious, cultural and emotional needs of an individual.
Unit 5: Care during the final hours of life and bereavement care
This unit covers the sensitive approach needed when approaching death and the final hours of care. The process of grief and loss, how to support people following a bereavement and how to deal with your own feelings of grief are all considered here.
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