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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 ⇒ 6.2 Describe how symptoms can cause an individual and others distress and discomfort

6.2 Describe how symptoms can cause an individual and others distress and discomfort

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: 6 Understand how symptoms might be identified in end of life care
Assessment criteria: 6.2 Describe how symptoms can cause an individual and others distress and discomfort

  • Symptoms can cause an individual and others distress because:
    • They may not look like the person they used to be
    • They may not have the same attitudes that they used to have
    • They may not be as independent as they once were
    • They may be experiencing pain, discomfort and/or restlessness
    • Bad breath, dry lips, mouth sores (due to poor oral hygiene)
    • Breathlessness, nausea and vomiting – can be uncomfortable/painful for the individual and distressing to family.

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