This learning module discusses how to care for a personafter their death in a community setting, and support their family and loved ones. It highlights the importance of ensuring the privacy, dignity and respect of the deceased and of following local and national guidelines.
The term ‘nurse’ will be used throughout the module but encompasses other healthcare colleagues, such as care support workers andhealthcare assistants, as appropriate. It is recognised that the term ‘family’ is a dynamic concept and may be linked to many different people.
Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position
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Personal revalidation portfolio to document learning. Download as a PDF to submit to the NMC
Log CPD hours, write a reflective account and save certificate into portfolio
Pre and post module tests let you measure your progress. Further reading list included