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End of Life and Palliative Care Training for Support Workers : Face-to-Face Training and Assessment

Overview/Content
While palliative care includes end-of-life care, the key difference is that it can be used at any point along the treatment process. The time spent in palliative care differs from person to person depending upon the illness and the type of support a client may need.

There are many end-of-life and palliative care options for people living with a disability and support workers have a key role to play in supporting a client with a life limiting illness who wishes to die at home.

This short course will provide support workers with knowledge and practical skills to provide support to a client with a life-limiting illness.

Delivery Mode
2 hours and 45 minutes face-to-face training and assessment

Qualification Issued
End of Life and Palliative Care Training for Support Workers : Face-to-Face Training and Assessment

More About This Course
Our Health Care programs are only ever conducted by either a nurse or a paramedic. As a trusted health professional, they will teach the 'why' of your course and are committed to your learning.

Some of the topics include:

  • The role of the support worker in supporting a customer with a life-limiting illness

  • The dying process

  • End of life planning

  • Considerations of other resident in a group home setting where a client is dying

  • The needs of a conscious and unconscious customer who is dying

  • Nutrition and fluid management

  • Elimination requirements

  • Pressure injury prevention

  • Infection control considerations

  • Oral care

  • Identifying and managing pain or distress

  • Immediate actions required upon the death of the client





Premium Health were fast, flexible and willing to assist at all times, we changed sessions from face-to-face (on-site) to video conferencing for all of our people. This was a great achievement and provided a great outcome.

  • Jenny O’Farrell
  • Head of Learning & Development
  • Disability Services Australia
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