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End of Life Care

Ascend Learning Solutions

End of life care aims to support someone in the later stages of a life limiting condition in order to live as well as possible until they die. It also aims to support family and carers during this time and after the person dies. End of life care may last for weeks, months or occasionally years.

Who should complete the course?

This is an ideal introduction for carers and healthcare workers who are likely to work with people who are on End of Life plans, with a view to providing care in a proactive, dignified and person-centred manner.


To provide delegates with the underpinning knowledge required so they can appropriately care and support clients and their families during the end of life stages of their illness.


By the end of the course, delegates will have the skills to:

  • Explain what is meant by the term ‘end of life care’
  • Discuss their role in supporting people in end of life stages
  • Explain what advance care planning and advance directives are
  • Discuss what makes death a good or bad experience
  • Discuss what ‘last offices’ is
  • Identify other professionals they can involve in end of life care
  • Discuss people’s attitudes and fears towards death and dying
Course Content

Course Content

  • End of life strategy
  • Attitudes to death and dying
  • Advanced care planning
  • Other professionals
  • Your roles and responsibilities


Half day (3 hours)


Observation and groupwork.

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