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Step 5: care in the last days of life








Step 5 Workshop

Time:  Half day

Aim: To recognise the individual is entering the last days of life and best practice is provided

Objectives: By the end of the session the end of life domiciliary care organisation representative will be able to:

  • Recognise the point when the individual enters the dying phase
  • Have an awareness of the use of advance care planning documents when the service user is in the last days of life
  • Recognise the difference between a planned and unplanned hospital admission at the end of life
  • Have an understanding of the use of  the 5 Priorites for Care of the Dying Person
  • Have an awareness of the use of syringe pumps
  • Know how to ensure the person's spiritual, religious and cultural needs are met
  • Develop further the domiciliary care organisation's End of Life Care Policy


Attendance register - Register.

Route to success in Domiciliary Care - The programme is based on the Route to Success and guides each workshop.

Presentation - overview of Step 5 workshop.

One Chance To Get It Right - Facilitator guidance.

End of Life Key Worker Guide - guidance around the key worker role applying to the delivery of both supportive and palliative care.

The North West End of Life Care Model - model of delivery of End of Life Care advocated by North West Clinical Pathways Group.

STOP resource poster - poster for the organisation to display somewhere clearly visible to provide prompts to be considered when staff are requesting advice.

STOP resource prompt card - prompt card for the domiciliary care workforce to support their decision making.

Significant Event Analysis template - a template that can be used when completing a Significant Event Analysis.

Support Sheet 8 - provides information on the dying process and how to recognise this.

Support Sheet 9 - provides information on what to do when someone dies.

Customs and Religious Protocols Handout - provides an overview of customs and protocols for different religions and cultures.

To Do List - checklist of actions to be completed before the next workshop.

Evaluation - allows delegates to provide feedback, which facilitators can use to improve future workshops.