Palliative Care Support
The purpose of this course is to equip you with the knowledge, skill and competence of a palliative care approach to enable you to care for a person diagnosed with a life-limiting illness in a dignified, inclusive and holistic manner while also offering support to their families.
This course will equip you with the skills to work effectively as part of a healthcare team in order to provide support for a person with a life-limiting illness and their families in a variety of settings. This is attained by exploring key topics, often sensitive topics, such as how to provide holistic care for persons diagnosed with a life-limiting illness and in the last days of a person’s life, how to enhance their quality of life, how to communicate effectively with them and what to expect in their their last days. This course also covers how to offer support to family members and significant others of the deceased or dying, and how to recognise and respect the uniqueness of each person’s approach to death.