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 ⇒ Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 3 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 385 Understand how to provide support when working in end of life care

Unit 385 Understand how to provide support when working in end of life care

This unit is one of the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

  1. 1 Understand current approaches to end of life care
    1. 1.1 Analyse the impact of national and local drivers on current approaches to end of life care
    2. 1.2 Evaluate how a range of tools for end of life care can support the individual and others
    3. 1.3 Analyse the stages of the local end of life care pathway
  2. 2 Understand advance care planning
    1. 2.1 Explain the difference between a care or support plan and an advance care plan
    2. 2.2 Identify where to find additional information about advance care planning
    3. 2.3 Describe own role in advance care planning
    4. 2.4 Explain why, with their consent, it is important to pass on information about the individual’s wishes, needs, and preferences for their end of life care
  3. 3 Understand an individual’s response to their anticipated death
    1. 3.1 Compare models of loss and grief
    2. 3.2 Describe how to support the individual throughout each stage of grief
    3. 3.3 Explain the need to explore with each individual their own specific areas of concern as they face death
    4. 3.4 Describe how an individual’s awareness of spirituality may change as they approach end of life
  4. 4 Understand factors regarding communication for those involved in end of life care
    1. 4.1 Explain the principles of effective listening and information giving, including the importance of picking up on cues and non-verbal communication
    2. 4.2 Explain how personal experiences of death and dying may affect capacity to listen and respond appropriately
    3. 4.3 Give examples of internal and external coping strategies for individuals and others when facing death and dying
    4. 4.4 Explain the importance of ensuring effective channels of communication are in place with others
  5. 5 Understand how to support those involved in end of life care situations
    1. 5.1 Describe possible emotional effects on staff working in end of life care situations
    2. 5.2 Evaluate possible sources of positive support for staff in end of life situations
    3. 5.3 Identify situations where others may need support in end of life care situations
    4. 5.4 Outline sources of emotional support for others in end of life care situations
  6. 6 Understand how symptoms might be identified in end of life care
    1. 6.1 Identify a range of symptoms that may be related to an individual’s condition, pre-existing conditions and treatment itself
    2. 6.2 Describe how symptoms can cause an individual and others distress and discomfort
    3. 6.3 Identify different techniques for relieving symptoms
    4. 6.4 Describe signs of approaching death

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