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Step 6: care after death

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Step 6 Workshop

Time: Half day

Aim: Provide excellent support and care after death.

Objectives: By the end of the session the care home representative will be able to:

  • Identify good practice for care of the deceased resident (Last Offices)
  • Give practical support and information to families, significant others, staff and other residents
  • Respect individual faiths and beliefs to address an individual's wishes
  • Have an action plan to implement a bereavement policy
  • Have an understanding of the theories of grief

Resources

Attendance Register - Register.

Post Death Information (PDI) Post-Programme Audit Form - allows the care home representative to collect data to continue to audit practice and demonstrate the outcomes and measures within the Six Steps Programme are maintained.

The Route to Success - The programme is based on The Route to Success and guides each workshop.

Support Sheet 9 - summary of procedures to follow after a death has occurred. 

Guidance for staff responsible for care after death - provides guidance on care after death, including personal care after death and ongoing support of the family.

Department of Work and Pensions "What to do after a death in England and Wales" - provides practical help on what to do after a death including registering a death and making funeral arrangements.

To Do List - checklist of actions to be completed.

Evaluation - allows the care home representative to provide feedback, which will help to improve the delivery of the Programme.