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Principles of End of Life Care Level 2

Everyone facing life-limiting illness will need some degree of supportive care in addition to effective treatment for their condition. This course is designed to provide candidates with a broad understanding of end of life and palliative care, enabling them to provide sensitive and appropriate support to people nearing the end of life and their families.

The course aims to develop the learner’s knowledge and understanding of: the different perspectives on death and dying; the aims of end of life care; the principles of person-centred care planning; the support needed to manage pain and discomfort; how dementia impacts on an individual’s end of life care; the role of the health and social care worker at the time of death, and how to appropriately support the bereaved.

Course Fees

Free

Course Delivery

Digital or Paper-based

Course Duration

6 to 12 Weeks

Awarding Body

NCFE / CACHE

Course Content

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of end of life care
  • Covers topics including the support needed to manage pain and discomfort
  • Understand how dementia impacts on end of life care
  • Learn the role of the care worker at time of death
  • Learn the loss and grief process
  • Candidates must be aged 19 years or over as of the 31st of August 2018
  • Candidates must have lived within the EU for the last 3 years or more
  • Candidates must currently reside in England

All the distance learning courses are accredited by NCFE/CACHE and nationally recognised.