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Learning resource pack for housing, care and support staff
26 September 2012 - Housing Learning & Improvement Network
This is an updated version of the End of Life Care Learning Resource Pack, which provides practical information and advice for managers and support staff working in extra care housing schemes. It covers a range of issues relating to the care of residents with a life-limiting or progressive condition.
The pack says: "By encouraging residents to identify life goals, enabling them to achieve them and focusing on living life to the full, a conversation can sometimes lead onto discussing the residents' wishes for the end of life.
"Enabling residents to live life to the full can mean that conversations about the end of life and determining a resident's wishes are an extension of focusing on outcomes, choice and control."
Topics covered by the pack include:
Identifying opportunities to start talking about end of life care
The core end of life path care pathway
Diversity issues such as care of the body after death and
An individual's capacity to make decisions as their condition deteriorates.
As well as case studies and 'top tips', the pack includes template local directories of key contacts and support plans.
Publication by the National End of Life Programme which became part of NHS Improving Quality in May 2013