Improving end of life care for adults

This learning module has been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing and was last updated in 2016.

All modules are subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software.

Duration: 01:00:00 Type: CPD modules Level: Qualified Nurses, Students

Author

Eleanor Sherwen, Patient experience manager, NHS England, Essex Area Team, Essex.


Short description

Learn how healthcare professionals can assist a good death and support the person who is dying and those close to them. Important aspects covered in this module are symptom management, compassionate communication and an understanding of what is important to the individual.


Detailed description

With people being given more choice about where to die, it is important that healthcare professionals strive to assist a good death in all care settings. Death is a personal, spiritual and social event, which is unique to the individual. Nurses are in an ideal position to support the person who is dying and those who are important and close to them. There are many aspects to be considered in assisting a good death, including symptom management, compassionate communication and an understanding of what is important to the individual.

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