Care in the Last Days of Life

Time: Half day
Aim: It is recognised the individual is entering the last days of life and best practice is provided

Objectives: By the end of the session the domiciliary care worker will be able to:

Recognise the changes that occur in the dying phase
Identify the role of the domiciliary care worker in the dying phase
Have an understanding of the 5 Priorities for Care of the Dying Person and the care of the individual on a syringe driver
Know how to care for relatives, significant others, other individuals and colleages with professionalism and sensitivity
Support religious, cultural and spiritual needs

Handouts and Leaflets
Customs and Religious Protocols
A handout that provides an overview of customs and protocols for different religions and cultures
Download: Customs and Religious Protocols
Physical Changes Handout
Provides information on physical changes that may occur in the dying phase
Download: Physical Changes Handout
Care in the Last Days Handout
Provides information on care given to alleviate some of the symptoms that can occur in the dying phase
Download: Care in the Last Days Handout
Role as a Care Worker
Provides information on the Care Worker’s role regarding care in the last few days
Download: Role as a Care Worker
Other Supporting Materials
Attendance Register
A register that can be used at any events and workshops
Download: Attendance Register
Step 5 Workshop PowerPoint Presentation
An overview of step 5
Download: Step 5 Workshop PowerPoint Presentation
The Route to Success
The programme is based on The Route to Success and guides each workshop
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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
North West Model and Good Practice Guide
Model of delivery of End of Life Care advocated by North West Clinical Pathways Group
Download: North West Model and Good Practice Guide
Step 5 To Do List
Checklist of actions to be completed before the next workshop
Download: Step 5 To Do List
Workshop Evaluation Form
Provides feedback to the facilitators, which will help continually develop and improve the delivery of the programme
Download: Workshop Evaluation Form