Care in the Last Days of Life

Aim: It is recognised the resident is entering the last days of life and best practice is provided

Objectives:

  • Identify the five priorities for care of the dying person
  • Recognise the point where the resident enters the dying phase
  • Be able to care for the resident in the final days
  • Recognise appropriate and inappropriate care pathways
  • Know how to care for the people important to them, staff and other residents with dignity when a resident enters the dying phase
Joint and shared resources
Attendance register
A register that can be used at any events and workshops. Download: Attendance Register
Evaluation form
Provides feedback to the facilitators, which will help continually develop and improve the delivery of the programme. Download: Evaluation form
Six Steps Organisational Programme Resources
One Chance to Get It Right
A Leadership Alliance document setting out the approach to caring for dying people that Health and Care Organisations should adopt. Download: One Chance to Get it Right
One Chance to Get It Right: one year on report
An overview of progress on commitments made in One Chance to Get it Right: the system-wide response to the Independent Review of the Liverpool Care Pathway. Download: One Chance-One Year On Report.pdf
What to expect when someone important to you is dying
A guide for carers, families and friends of dying people – The National Council for Palliative Care. Download: What to expect when someone important to you is dying a guide for carers families and friends
Identifying dying
Recognising where death is imminent – The Irish Hospice Foundation. Download: Identifying Dying
Identifying dying in a person with dementia
Recognising when someone is reaching the end of their life – Alzheimer’s Society. Website
The duties and responsibilities of health and care staff
Priorities for Care of the Dying Person – a handy guide of the above document. Download: The Duties and Responsibilities of Health and Care Staff
999 poster
Gives guidance on what points to consider when calling an ambulance. Download: 999 Poster
North West End of Life Care best practice guide
Provides guidance on best practice in end of life care. Download: North West End of Life Care Good Practice Guide
Step 5 to do list
Checklist of actions to be completed before the next workshop. Download: Step 5 To Do List
Six Steps to Learning Resources
Recognising the deterioration/dying phase - Marie Curie information for healthcare professionals
Priorities for Care of the Dying Person with Prompts for Staff. Website
Care after death
A guide to care after death, including personal care after death and ongoing support of the family. Download: Care After Death
Duties and responsibilities of health and care staff
Priorities for Care of the Dying Person with Prompts for Staff. Download: Duties and Responsibilities of Health and Care Staff
Frailty case study
A learning aid providing a case study around a frail elderly patient to consider anticipatory prescribing. Download: Case Study
Support sheet - What to do after a death
Information on what to do when someone dies. Download: Support Sheet - What to do After Death