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Death, Dying and Bereavement
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>>AIM
This one day programme offers participants the opportunity to explore the issues and feelings often encountered when supporting service users, their relatives and colleagues through the different stages of death, dying and bereavement.

>>OBJECTIVES
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the different ways in which they may be required to support a service user who is terminally ill
  • Discuss the different ways in which they may be required to support relatives/carers
  • State why it is important to have established a service user's wishes and beliefs prior to death
  • Discuss their responsibilities following the death of a service user
  • Explain why they may sign post service users, relatives or carers to other resources for support and/or advice
  • Explain how they may sign post colleagues to other resources for support and/or advice
  • Explain what is meant by the term bereavement
  • Discuss confidentiality issues
  • Explain their responsibilities regarding advance decisions

>>DURATION
One day.

>>PARTICIPANT NUMBERS
This course should be run for groups of up to 12.

>>DESIGNED FOR
Staff who work in support or care environments.

>>CONTENT
The contents of this course will incorporate issues of equal opportunities and anti-oppressive practice to assist participants in understanding and challenging all forms of discrimination.

  • Support /care planning & service users wishes
  • Kubler-Ross Model of response to dying (mourning)
  • Buckman’s three stage model of the dying process
  • Managing own response to the death of a service user in a professional manner
  • Responsibilities: service user, relatives/carers, professionals, other residents, self
  • Informing relatives of a death
  • Outside support agencies, e.g. Cruise, Samaritans
  • Mental Capacity Act (2005)– Advance decisions / lasting powers of attorney
  • Delegate issues
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