Introduction to e-learning for End of Life Care
This session is your guide on how to use this e-learning programme for End of Life Care (e-ELCA). It also explains why it was developed and how it can be used to support learning.
Relationship Between Palliative Care and End of Life Care
This session will describe what is meant by the terms palliative care and end of life care, and what they have in common. Two case studies will be used to explain their relevance to patients with advanced progressive illnesses, and their families. The session will provide an overview of key components of palliative care and end of life care.
Recognising the Last Months and Days of Life and Verifying Death
This session offers a framework for recognising patients who are at risk of deterioration and who may die soon (last months of life) and also recognising when death is imminent (last days). The priorities for care of the dying person are discussed and the communication with patients and families needed at these times is explored.