End of Life Care & Learning Disabilities → Course Outline
Evidence shows people with learning disabilities have poorer access to health care and good experiences than other populations. There is often a reduced understanding of the needs of the person with LD at the end of life. The main aim of this course is to develop knowledge that may help participants provide enhanced support to people with a Learning Disability, towards the End of Life. Participants will have the opportunity to identify factors which may impact upon a person’s experience and discuss ways of overcoming these barriers. Participants will explore the potential impact of caring for a person at end of life on one’s own wellbeing and identify a range of support mechanisms.
- State Government policy and guidelines which relate to end of life care.
- Describe what is meant by the term ‘end of life care’.
- Identify how people’s belief systems, including religious and cultural, may influence their approach to end of life care.
- Describe what makes death a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ experience.
- Identify factors which may influence achieving a ‘good’ experience for a person with LD.
- Describe ways of overcoming potential barriers to enable an individual to experience a ‘good’ death.
- Describe the purpose of advanced care planning including: ‘advance statement of wishes’ and ‘advance decision to refuse treatment’.
- Identify the key people who may be involved within a multi-disciplinary end of life care team.
- Describe ways in which person-centred care may be used to support an individual at end of life.
- To understand the potential impact of caring for a person at end of life on one’s own wellbeing and identify a range of support mechanisms.
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