Discuss different attitudes of families and clients to death and dying to include individual patterns of grief, bereavement, and loss using the Elizbeth Kubler Ross model.

Discuss different attitudes of families and clients to death and dying to include individual patterns of grief, bereavement, and loss using the Elizbeth Kubler Ross model.

  • Define what ‘grief’ is.
  • Define what ‘Bereavement’ is
  • Outline what ‘grief theories’ are
  • Theory of grief- Pick one theory of grief and briefly outline the stages
  • Research ONE support system in your area and outline the role they have in supporting the patient/family/carers etc in the community

Consider the overall importance of communication in palliative care:

Overview of communication:

  • Healthcare
  • Client
  • Family/carers
  • MDT
  • Barriers (difficulties) in Communication
  • Respond appropriately to the needs of the person who is confused in the last days of life:
  • Define Delirium (1)
  • Signs & Symptoms of Delirium (2)
  • Causes of Delirium (1)
  • Rights of the client (2)
  • Role of HCA (4)
  • Identify the importance of empathy while caring for:
  • the dying person
  • the family

Discuss the importance of:

  • Confidentiality
  • Environment
  • Self-reflection