Learn hospice palliative care skills and strategies for caregiving with this study guide.
In the Essential's Study Guide, death, dying and hospice palliative care beliefs and expectations are examined. Students define common terms using in hospice palliative care and answer short conceptual questions about providing care at the end of life. Integrating hospice palliative care knowledge into skills and caregiving strategies requires students to complete case studies, role plays and creative projects. The study guide lead students to understand the philosophy and principles of hospice care, to acknowledge how hospice palliative care is different, and guides them to integrate strategies for providing excellent care of the dying.
Help students acquire hospice palliative care skills by practicing and reinforcing the essential principles of hospice palliative care.
Excerpt from the Introduction:
The goal of Life and Death Matters is to create engaging educational resources that will help caregivers develop the “essential” knowledge, skills and attitudes to provide
excellent care for people who are dying.
This workbook is specifically written for health care workers. If you are using this as part of a “class” you may be assigned sections to complete, participate in small group discussion/role plays etc. If using this as a self study guide I encourage you to use it in whatever way helps you to reflect on your own beliefs, interact with the concepts and content, and apply theory in practice. You may request input from a mentor, gather a study group to facilitate learning, and/or request clinical supervision to assist in implementation.
If you are interested, please send your feedback, what was helpful, not helpful, and any suggestions for improvement to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also happy
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Many thanks to Terry Downing, Kelly Townsend and Elizabeth Causton who contributed to the development of this workbook.
This workbook is dedicated to all health care workers (e.g. personal support workers, community health workers, health care assistants, nurses aides, etc.) who work in diverse locations, sometimes in very difficult situations, and are indeed the eyes, ears and hands of the health care team!
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