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Introduction to counselling in palliative care and end of life

Welcome to the first step towards understanding counselling within the End of Life and transitional space.

R 500


This Course Includes

1 Hours Learning Content
Assessment
On Demand Training

Accreditation

CPD Points - 6

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  • Description

    Welcome to the first step towards understanding counselling within the End of Life and transitional space.

    Counselling in this space is also very different to any other simply because emotions and behaviours are magnified due to the stress and fears that the individual and family/friends are experiencing. It is therefore very important to ensure that you are in the right mental space before you embark on this journey.

    End-of-life care is care occurring in the last part of a patient’s life, typically in the last few months, depending on the underlying diagnosis and clinical course and also includes planning for end-of-life care.  Palliative care includes end-of-life care, but also entails a multi disciplinary, professional team to support the individual and family.

    Palliative care is care that focuses on improving the quality of life and quality of care for patients with life-threatening or life-limiting illness and their families through the prevention and relief of suffering, communication about goals of care, and early identification and assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.

    End of life support in the areas of psychosocial, emotional and spiritual wellbeing and comfort. Palliative and End of Life Care can take place in a hospital setting as well as at home.

    Here is exactly what we cover in this course:

    • Understand the Palliative Care Landscape 
    • Understand the difference between Palliative Care and End of Life and the
    • relationship between them
    • Understand the ethical practices & policies guiding supportive interventions
    • Understand an overview of what makes counselling in this space different
    • Understand the holistic view of care for clients in this space
  • Course Curriculum