Palliative Care Training

Staff who are working with clients who are nearing the end of their life are the target audience for this training session on palliative care.

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Staff who are working with clients who are nearing the end of their life are the target audience for this training session on palliative care.

The seminar will examine dignified death and impart the necessary physical knowledge and techniques.

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Palliative Care Training FAQs

We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it’s within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in UK if you need access to a training room (additional charges will apply). We can also deliver this training virtually using Zoom. However, sessions delivered via Zoom will be theory only and will not include any practicals.

This training will last 2-3 hours. We give a range of time to account for variable factors such as; underlying knowledge and competence of delegates, class interaction and engagement and reduced delegate numbers. If a course finishes earlier than the allotted time, it will be due to one of these reasons. However, our trainer will ensure that all learning outcomes have been met.
One of our expert tutors. These al have have abundance of first hand care experience experience and knowledge – so you’ll be in great hands! We will let you know who is doing the training in advance. You can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

Palliative Care Training

Healthcare professionals and caregivers can gain a thorough understanding of advance care planning, palliative care, and end-of-life care by participating in the Palliative Care Training. Participants will learn about the concepts of palliative care, the differences between palliative and end-of-life care, and the factors that influence a person’s view of death.

The significance of advance care planning and the responsibilities of medical staff and other palliative care specialists will also be covered in the course.

The seminar will examine dignified death and impart the necessary physical knowledge and techniques.

  • Course Duration: 2- 3 hours
  • Course Level: Level 2
  • Certificate: 1-year certificate
  • Max Delegates: 12
  • Practical: No

Target Audience:

This palliative care training course is aimed at staff who are working with service users who are close to the end of their lives. The course will teach carers about the deterioration of human bodily functions and how to prepare and respond to the increased levels of care needed. For the online palliative care training,

Learning Objectives

  1. Gain an understanding of the factors that impact on someone’s idea of dying
  2. Gain an understanding of what is Palliative care
  3. Understand the difference between palliative care and end of life care
  4. Understand the key issues and principles of Palliative Care
  5. Understand the importance of advance Care planning around Palliative Care and what this involves
  6. Gain an understanding of Healthcare workers role & other healthcare professionals involved

Palliative Care Training Course Outline

1: Understanding Perspectives on Dying

  • Explore the factors influencing how individuals perceive dying.
  • Learn how personal beliefs and cultural backgrounds impact end-of-life care approaches.
  • Develop empathy and understanding to provide sensitive support.

2: Introduction to Palliative Care

  • Define palliative care and its role in comprehensive care for individuals with serious illnesses.
  • Discover the core principles guiding palliative care practices for symptom management and emotional support.
  • Understand the importance of a holistic approach to enhance patients’ well-being.

3: Differentiating Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care

  • Recognize the distinctions between palliative care and end-of-life care.
  • Learn when and how to transition to end-of-life care to ensure appropriate and compassionate support.
  • Provide comfort and dignity during the final stages of life.

4: Principles of Palliative Care

  • Explore the fundamental principles of palliative care, including pain and symptom management, emotional support, and enhancing quality of life.
  • Understand the importance of addressing physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
  • Foster a caring and supportive environment for patients and their families.

5: Advance Care Planning in Palliative Care

  • Examine the significance of advance care planning and its role in honoring patients’ preferences.
  • Develop effective communication strategies to facilitate conversations about end-of-life wishes and decisions.
  • Ensure patients’ values and choices are respected during their care journey.

6: Roles of Healthcare Workers and Other Professionals

  • Understand the critical roles of healthcare workers, caregivers, and other professionals in delivering palliative care.
  • Emphasize the importance of a collaborative approach to provide comprehensive and coordinated support.
  • Enhance the patient and family experience through compassionate care.

In order to provide compassionate and thorough end-of-life care, healthcare professionals and caregivers can benefit greatly from the Palliative Care Training. Participants will have a stronger awareness of advance care planning, palliative care concepts, and viewpoints on dying. Participants will be better able to support and console patients and their families at this delicate time of life by cultivating an approach.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, you will be able to:

  1. To discuss the factors that impact someone’s view of death and dying
  2. Explain the purpose of advance planning and what it covers
  3. Explain the role you have in Palliative Care

Q& A about Palliative Care Course

Will attending this training make me competent?

In short, no. No classroom-based training course can give you full competency – be very wary of anyone claiming they can.

Our classroom-based assessments are designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and workplace competency.

We will be sure to provide you with the relevant workbooks and competency proformas to be observed and signed off within the workplace according to your local policy.

What equipment will you use for training?

We have a variety of different training equipment and tools available.
The training will be relevant and transferable. However, if you have a specific requirement for a particular type of equipment, please make this clear during the booking process, and the team will ensure this is provided.
Alternatively, we can use your own equipment for training.

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is a specialty area of medicine that aims to enhance the quality of life for patients facing life-threatening conditions. Regardless of the disease’s stage, its goal is to offer complete support as well as respite from symptoms, discomfort, and mental anguish.

A group of medical experts, including physicians, nurses, social workers, and other specialists, collaborate to offer palliative care, attending to the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of the patient as well as those of their family.

Palliative care aims to provide compassionate care, uphold dignity, and improve comfort during the course of an illness. It is customized to meet the individual tastes and objectives of each patient and might be given in addition to curative treatments.

What is end of life  Care?

One type of palliative care that is provided to people who are nearing the end of their lives is end-of-life care. The primary goal is to offer consolation and assistance to the dying individual as well as their loved ones. These specialized care services can be provided in a variety of locations, including hospices, residences, and hospitals.

Palliative care training and end-of-life care (ELCA) training are not the same. Palliative care is a more general term that covers both end-of-life care and care for those who may not be nearing the end of their life but are suffering from a life-limiting illness. A particular kind of palliative care called ELCA is given to patients who are nearing the end of their lives.

End of life care can include a variety of services, such as:

  • Pain management
  • Symptom control
  • Spiritual and emotional support
  • Advance care planning
  • Care coordination
  • Support for family and caregivers

What is the difference between End-of-Life Care and Palliative Care?

While delivering compassionate care is the shared goal of both palliative and end-of-life care, their approaches to treatment, timing, and focus are different.

While palliative care strives to improve the quality of life for people with serious illnesses at any stage, end-of-life care is specifically designed for patients who are nearing the end of their lives.

Palliative Care concentrates on symptom management and emotional support while also taking into account potential curative treatments for patients. The goal of both types of care is to maintain the patient’s comfort and dignity through trying times while involving the patient’s family.

CharacteristicEnd of life carePalliative care
FocusThe final stages of lifeAny stage of a life-limiting illness
GoalsTo provide comfort and support to the person who is dying and their loved onesTo improve the quality of life for people living with a life-limiting illness, regardless of their prognosis
InterventionsPain management, symptom control, spiritual and emotional support, advance care planningThe same as end of life care, plus interventions to help people cope with the challenges of living with a life-limiting illness

What are the 5 stages of palliative care?

The 5 stages of palliative care are often referred to as the “Palliative Care Approach,” and they outline the progressive levels of care provided to individuals with serious illnesses.

These stages are not rigid or strictly sequential, as the focus and intensity of care may vary based on the patient’s needs and condition. The stages are as follows:

  1. Identifying Needs: Healthcare providers find patients who might need palliative care and assess their medical condition and emotional needs.
  2. Relieving Symptoms: They focus on making the patient feel better by managing symptoms like pain, nausea, and tiredness.
  3. Talking and Deciding Together: Providers talk with patients and their families to make decisions about treatments that match the patient’s wishes and beliefs.
  4. Working Together: A team of different specialists works together to give the patient the best care possible, looking after their physical and emotional needs.
  5. Supporting Families: After the patient passes away, the care team continues to support the family during their grieving process.