L2 End Of Life Care Study

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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding End of Life Care Level 2 Certificate in Understanding End of Life Care (QCF) Specification Ofqual Accreditation Number: Ofqual Accreditation Start Date: Ofqual Accreditation End Date: Ofqual Certification End Date: st 601/1405/8 1 October 2013 st 31 March 2017 st 31 March 2019 O:\ASCENTIS\Programmes\Vocational\Health and Social Care\L2 End of life Care\Level 2 Certificate in Understanding End of Life Care specification v2.doc Version 2 – 15/07/13 Page 1 of 37 ASCENTIS’ MISSION STATEMENT ‘Building Partnerships to Advance and Accredit Lifelong Learning for All.’ About Ascentis Ascentis was originally established in 1975 as OCNW, a co-operative scheme between Universities and…show more content…
Factors that can affect own views on death and dying include: past experience of death and dying; familial views/perceptions; religion; culture; role and responsibilities; training and development. How the factors relating to views on death and dying can impact on practice: coping mechanisms; support structures; avoidance; inappropriate approaches/communication skills; competence; support/care needs not met; family and carers not included in service delivery. How attitudes of others may influence an individual’s choices around death and dying e.g.: limited choices/preferences; choices made for them; little involvement; pre-planned; ease of planning; knowledge of local facilities/resources; preferred options. Understand the aims, principles and policies of end of life care The aims and principles of end of life care: choices; priorities; the person is at the centre of planning and delivery; effective communication; efficient and effective multi-disciplinary/inter agency working; carers/family/friends informed as appropriate; carers/family/friends involved in care planning; person centred approach to service delivery; care and support available to any person affected by end of life and death; practitioners are supported to develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes; practitioners take responsibility for continuing professional development. Why it is important to support an individual in a way that promotes their dignity: self-esteem; privacy; respect; independence; choices; preferences; person centred approaches. The importance of maintaining comfort and wellbeing in end of life care e.g.: choices; care planning; physical and mental well-being; relatives/carers well-being; symptom management; pain relief; encourages and supports communication
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