Palliative Care

Palliative Care Support

Learn the skills to enable you to care for the needs of a person with a life-limiting illness by completing a Palliative Care healthcare module.

The purpose of the 4-day QQI Palliative Care 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.

*COURSE ELIGIBILITY...
To be eligible to sit this course you must be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This means that learners must have experience in healthcare, homecare or family care and as such must be deemed competent in a range of learning outcomes. After purchasing, an eligibility form will be emailed to you which must be completed and submitted to confirm your eligibility. *If you don’t meet the requirements you will be refunded your course fee.

If you have no experience in the above areas please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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%

Click on the below for information on RPL, Exemptions & PEL

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.