Palliative Care Support

Palliative Care Support

Learn the skills to enable you to care for the needs of a person with a life-limiting illness.

The purpose of this 4-day QQI Level 5 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.

Learners attending this programme must meet RPL criteria. Your entry to this course is not guaranteed until The Cpl Institute training team can confirm your RPL eligibility.

If you are unsure of your eligibility contact us on 01 895 5755.

Click on the links below for information on RPL & Exemptions

On course completion learners will be able to:

  1. Discuss the philosophy and principles of palliative care
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Explore different attitudes to death and dying to include an understanding of individual patterns of grief, bereavement and loss
  5. Employ a range of communication strategies and processes which are central to the work in palliative care
  6. Apply a person-centered 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
  7. Respond appropriately to the needs of the person who is confused in the last days of life
  8. Work effectively and with great sensitivity in relation to the dying person and their significant others in a palliative care setting
  9. Use the range of skills required from a palliative support worker in relation to end of life care

All learning outcomes must be assessed:

  • Learner Record 70% – An assignment is an exercise carried out in response to a brief with specific guidelines as to what should be included. An assignment is usually of short duration and may be carried out over a specified period of time.
  • Assignment 30% – A learner record is the learner’s self-reported and self-reflective record in which he/she describes specific learning experiences, activities, responses and skills acquired.

Grading:

  • Pass 50% – 64%
  • Merit 65% – 79%
  • Distinction 80% – 100%

Transfer

Successful completion of this component award enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement.