Death, Dying, End of Life Care Planning, and Bereavement
Talking about Death, Dying, and End of Life Care Planning Training
This introductory course helps participants talk more openly and confidently about death, dying and end of life care planning. The course provides a provides a blend of theory and practical techniques to enable participants to support people to make informed choices and put their end of life care plans in place.
It’s important that we all take time to think about and plan for how we would like to be cared for at the end of life but also in the future if we were to become unwell and unable to look after ourselves.
By planning ahead we can express who we are and what’s important to us, in terms of our care and treatment, in case we can’t make a decision for ourselves.
When we have plans in place it can help us feel less worried and anxious about the future and help us feel more in control. It can also help those close to us know our wishes and therefore minimises the risk of conflict between those who have to make decisions on our behalf.
By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
- Discuss why it’s important that we talk openly about death, dying, and end of life care planning;
- Explain what end of life care (advance care) planning is and when to do it;
- Use a range of simple practical techniques, tools and resources to have open and honest conversations;
- Reflect on their own wishes and preferences at the end of life;
- Support people to record their wishes in a Co-ordinate My Care plan via the myCMC portal (if London based) or via a locally used document;
Signpost people to appropriate sources of information and support.