⇒ 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 ⇒ 4.3 Give examples of internal and external coping strategies for individuals and others when facing death and dying

4.3 Give examples of internal and external coping strategies for individuals and others when facing death and dying

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: 4 Understand factors regarding communication for those involved in end of life care
Assessment criteria: 4.3 Give examples of internal and external coping strategies for individuals and others when facing death and dying

  • Internal coping strategies can include:
    • Reflecting on the situation
    • Keeping a journal
    • Writing a ‘bucket list’
    • Meditation
  • External coping strategies can include:
    • Speaking/chatting with friends, family and care staff
    • Counselling
    • Support groups
    • Becoming more involved with religious/spiritual activities

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