⇒ 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 ⇒ 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

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

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units
Unit: Unit 385 Understand how to provide support when working in end of life care
Learning outcome: 2 Understand advance care planning
Assessment criteria: 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

  • It is important that information about an individual’s needs, wishes and preferences for their end-of-life care is passed on because:
    • It ensures that the individual’s wishes are taken into account should others be required to make a decision in their best interests
    • It ensures care and support services are tailored to the individual’s wishes
    • It safeguards the interests of family and carers
    • It gives individuals and their loved ones peace of mind that the future is taken care of (which can reduce stress and worry and improve quality of life)
  • It should be remembered that information should only be shared with the individual’s consent

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