Complexities of Supportive and End of Life CareFurther details
The 20 credit Complexities of Supportive and End of Life care module, available at level 6 or level 7, is designed to provide you with detailed knowledge and understanding of the principles of supportive and end of life care, and how societal attitudes to death and dying may impact on the provision of that care. It also seeks to equip you with an awareness of a wide variety of issues within the context of end of life care.
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge about socio-political attitudes to death and dying and recognise potential impact on the provision of care.
- Critically evaluate the aims and principles of supportive and end of life care and how they underpin working with dying people and their carers.
- Critically evaluate the impact of loss and change for individuals with life threatening illness and their families and carers.
- Synthesise a range of evidence relating to therapeutic interventions for the complex biopsychosocial needs of individuals experiencing life threatening illness.
- Explore the ethical and legal issues that inform complex decision-making.
- Critically appraise communication skills and support mechanisms required to respond effectively to the needs of dying people their families and carers.
- Critically appraise the role of multi-professional working in relation to the care of dying people, their families and carers.