Palliative Care Support QQI Level 5

Palliative Care Support QQI Level 5 

16 Weeks – Tuesday 6.30pm – 8.30pm

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to enable them to care for and address the needs of a person and their family after the diagnosis of a life-limiting illness, in a dignified, inclusive and holistic manner.

 

Course Content:

During the course participants will endeavour to:

 

  • Discuss the philosophy and principles of palliative care
  • Summarise the structure and organisation of palliative care services to include the role played by the multi-disciplinary team and diverse family structures in the provision of care for a terminally ill person
  • Discuss the role of the support worker in the promotion of key issues such as life quality, self-esteem, respect, privacy and dignity in palliative care work
  • Explore different attitudes to death and dying to include an understanding of individual patterns of grief, bereavement and loss
  • Employ a range of communication strategies and processes which are central to the work in palliative care
  • Apply a person-centred approach to caring for a person in the last days of their life to include the provision of supportive and holistic care promoting safety, dignity, respect and comfort
  • Respond appropriately to the needs of the person who is confused in the last days of life
  • Work effectively and with great sensitivity in relation to the dying person and their significant others in a palliative care setting
  • Use the range of skills required from a palliative support worker in relation to end of life care.

Assessment

  • Examination and Project based

Course Dates 

October 8th, 15th, 22nd

November 5th, 12th, 19th, 26

December 3rd, 10th, 17th

January 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

February 4th, 11th

 

Start Date

October 8th @ 6.30pm

 

Cost       

€245

Examination fee of €20 is payable for non medical card holders for certification of the course.  If you have a valid medical card you will be exempt from the examination fee but a copy of this must be emailed on application to nightclasses@westportcfe.ie