The purpose of this module is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills, and competence to enable them to care for and address the needs of a person and their family after the diagnosis of a life-limiting illness, in a dignified, inclusive and holistic manner.
At the end of this unit learners will be able to:
- Discuss the role of the support worker in the promotion of key issues such as life quality, self-esteem, respect, privacy and dignity in palliative care work
- Apply a person-centered approach to caring for a person in the last days of their life to include the provision of supportive and holistic care promoting safety, dignity, respect, and comfort
- Work effectively and with great sensitivity in relation to the dying person and their significant others in a palliative care setting
- Use the range of skills required from a palliative support worker in relation to end of life care