A Palliative Care Approach
PALLIATIVE CARE FETAC Level 5 D20170
Venue: Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2
DATES: April 24th, May 1st, 8th 2013
TIME: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Level 4 Certificate, Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences.
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Unit 1 Working in Palliative Care: Learners should be able to:
10.1.1 state the principles of hospice and palliative care.
10.1.2 define palliative care and terminal care.
10.1.3 identify the role of each member of the palliative care.
10.1.4 recognise the family as the primary unit of care and the diversity of family structures.
10.1.5 identify common fears and anxieties experienced by the person and his/her family approaching death.
10.1.6 outline the specific needs of the following groups in relation to death, dying and bereavement:
10.1.7 demonstrate the role of the carer in promoting the following for the dying person:
· a sense of worth;
10.1.8 reflect on their own feelings about death, dying and bereavement and the need for ongoing personal support and guidance.
10.1.9 explain how the grieving process represents a response to loss and change, taking into account individual variation.
10.1.10 reflect on coping mechanisms used for personal losses.
Unit 2 Communication Skills: Learners should be able to:
10.2.1 demonstrate effective communication skills with those who display emotions such as anger, fear, sadness, depression, withdrawal or confusion.
10.2.2 demonstrate effective communication skills with those who have communication difficulties, for example hearing impairment or speech difficulties.
10.2.3 identify personal strengths and weaknesses in communicating with the dying person and his/her family.
10.2.4 reflect on the influence of personal attitudes and feelings when communicating with dying persons and their families.
10.2.5 promote an environment that allows the dying person and his/her family to express fears and emotions, including the use of touch and silence.
10.2.6 respond sensitively to families after a person has died.
10.2.7 observe the role of the various members of the healthcare team in communicating information to the dying person and his/her family.
10.2.8 communicate information received from the dying person and his/her family to members of the healthcare team.
10.2.9 Identify strategies for seeking advice and assistance from members of the healthcare team.
Unit 3 Caring for People with Specific Needs: Learners should be able to:
10.3.1 explain the following:
10.3.2 outline the physical, social, emotional, spiritual, sexual needs of the dying person.
10.3.3 evaluate the psychological, social, spiritual and physical aspects of pain.
10.3.4 provide care for the unconscious person while promoting safety, respect and comfort.
10.3.5 adapt care practice to meet the needs of persons who are experiencing:
· total pain
10.3.6 adapt care practice to meet the needs of persons requiring a syringe driver.
10.3.7 respond appropriately to the needs of the confused and/or restless person in the final days of life.
10.3.8 demonstrate a sensitive approach to persons experiencing altered body image.
10.3.9 outline the diverse symptoms that can indicate that death is imminent.
10.3.10 carry out duties in a way that is respectful to the person’s body after death.
Learner Record Requirement
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