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Course Information:

Aim: This award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to enable them to care for and address the needs of a person and their family after the diagnosis of a life-limiting illness, in a dignified, inclusive and holistic manner.

Participant Profile: Course is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to work in a care setting.

Duration: 5 days in a classroom setting. Learners will be required to complete work outside of class time.

Status: Elective Minor component

Credit Value: 15 credits of 120 credits required to achieve a major award in Healthcare Support 5M4339

Programme Outcomes:

Some of the areas the learner will be proficient in at the end of the course:

  1. Summarise the structure and organisation of palliative care services to include the role played by the multi-disciplinary team and diverse family structures in the provision of care for a terminally ill person
  2. Discuss the role of the support worker in the promotion of key issues such as life quality, self-esteem, respect, privacy and dignity in palliative care work
  3. Explore different attitudes to death and dying to include an understanding of individual patterns of grief, bereavement and loss
  4. Employ a range of communication strategies and processes which are central to the work in palliative care
  5. Apply a person-centred approach to caring for a person in the last days of their life to include the provision of supportive and holistic care promoting safety, dignity, respect and comfort
  6. Respond appropriately to the needs of the person who is confused in the last days of life
  7. Work effectively and with great sensitivity in relation to the dying person and their significant others in a palliative care setting

OTHER INFORMATION:

Entry Requirement: Minimum of Level 4 certificate standard of education. Strong interest or working in providing quality care in a healthcare setting. A strong level of spoken and written English required.
Assessment: Assignment 30% Learner Record 70%. Learners will receive assignment briefs and guidelines on completing these assessments.
Tutor Profile: All tutors are highly qualified and experienced healthcare experts.
Support: A range of accommodations and supports are available according to specific learner needs. One to one and email support available from tutors throughout the course.
Resources: Learners receive a comprehensive resource pack that can be used as a reference during and after the course.
Booking Process & Fee: Booking Form available by email to admin@barrowtraining.ie or online at www.barrowtraining.ie . Discounts available if the course is booked and paid in full online.
Transfer/progression: Successful completion enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement at Level 5 & 6.

2 Comments

  1. Darren Kelly December 7, 2017 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    Hi
    Darren Kelly here from Hacketstown I am currently working as a HCA in baltinglass hospital I would like to do more on palative care and think this would be suitable for me and benefit me as I progress my career I have a strong interest in doing this course do you think this is the right course for me if I wanted to work in palliative care
    Regards
    Darren

    • Barrow Training December 8, 2017 at 10:56 am - Reply

      Thanks for your comment Darren. Information sent to you now!

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