The Aim of Final Journeys 1 is to develop a culture of awareness of end of life care issues among all staff (morning session).
The Aim of Final Journeys 2 is to support the development of communication skills in palliative and end-of life care for staff in direct contact with patients and their families (afternoon session).
On completion of the programme participants will be able to:
- Discuss the context and culture of End of Life Care in Northern Ireland.
- Discuss the symptoms and behaviour which may indicate the end stage of a patient’s illness
- Appreciate the significance of the psychological, social and spiritual aspects of care for the patient and their family
- Explain essential comfort measures in the last days of life
- Discuss the importance of effective communication in palliative care
- Outline the needs of relatives and staff caring for a patient in the end stage of illness and into bereavement
- Discuss the importance of good communication in the palliative care setting
- Explain what prevents good communication
- List commonly used communication skills
- Apply facilitating communication skills in practice.
Registered Nurses & Non registered staff working with palliative care patients.
The courses are highly interactive and use a variety of delivery models including group work, discussion, scenarios, role-play and facilitator presentation.
Please note you will be informed in advance if there is a direct cost to you or your organisation for your attendance at this programme.
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