Palliative care is the active holistic care of patients with advanced progressive illness. Management of pain and other symptoms and provision of psychological, social and spiritual support is paramount. This course is suitable for both care and nursing staff who are new to this field or as a refresher.
Patients want to be treated as individuals with dignity and respect & to have their voices heard in decisions about treatment and care. (N.I.C.E) Extract
- Introduction & course overview
- The life-death cycle
- Management of pain
- Skin care
- Mouth care
- Common symptoms
- Psychological aspects of care
- Spiritual aspects of care
- Patient support
- The last hours of life
- Family support during patient illness and
- Dealing with own feelings
- Course evaluation
For qualified or experienced staff the course can be extended to a full day to allow palliative care to be explored in greater depth including greater understanding of pain control and common treatments. Wound care is also covered to a fuller level. The extended course is highly interactive allowing delegates to discuss their experiences and concerns in a shared group setting.