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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 ⇒ 5.1 Describe possible emotional effects on staff working in end of life care situations

5.1 Describe possible emotional effects on staff working in end of life care situations

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: 5 Understand how to support those involved in end of life care situations
Assessment criteria: 5.1 Describe possible emotional effects on staff working in end of life care situations

  • Care provision is hard work and can be stressful, which can lead to burnout
  • In addition, working in end-of-life care requires care workers to project positivity, whilst supporting individuals to deal with negative emotions, which can be a form of emotional labour
  • Care workers get to know the individuals that they care for on a personal level and can experience loss and grief when they pass
  • Emotions can include sadness, anger and guilt

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