End of Life Care


Started on November 27, 2020

End of Life Care

End of life care training involves an understanding of treatment, care and support for those who are nearing the end of their life.  It is a very important element of palliative care. This type of care is considered to be for people that are thought to be in the last year of their life although this can be hard to predict. Some people may receive end of life care in their final days or weeks while others receive care for months. You can access the NHS guide on “What End of Life Care Involves” which gives advice on how to access palliative care.

End of life care tries to assist people to live as well as possible during their remaining time. It involves managing physical symptoms of illness and getting emotional support for them. Sometimes, family and friends also need support. Some individuals need a lot of of this kind of care towards the end of their lives. The type of care additionally involves talking to the patient with their family and friends about what to expect towards the end of life. Those taking care of the patient may also want to discuss their needs which properly takes into account how they can assist in

providing care. End of life care may also involve support with practical and tangible help. This include things like making a will or getting financial support for this difficult period.

This end of life care training course will provide you with information about what to expect, how to handle some of the emotions associated with this time, and working with the other professionals involved in end of life care.

Course ContentModule
End of life care1
Feelings and emotions2
Patterns of dying3
The dying process4
Support and aftercare5
Course Assessment

Online assessment in this end of life care training is carried out by a series of multiple choice questions. Candidates must answer 70% of the questions correctly to pass each module. We advise you to complete each module and answer the question before moving on to the next module. This provides a better learning experience because you will need to have knowledge from earlier modules to understand some of the material in the later modules. For those who complete the course successfully, a PDF certificate of the award is sent directly to your inbox.  Hard copies of the award are available on request.  The course takes 25 minutes of training to complete. This is course content only and does not cover the time it takes to answer questions.

Other courses related to End of Life Care Training include:

Safeguarding Adults
Introduction to Emotional Intelligence