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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 end of life domiciliary care representative will be able to:

  • Identify good practice regarding the care of the deceased individual
  • Give practical support and information to families, significant others, staff and other individuals
  • Respect individual faiths and beliefs to address individual wishes
  • Have an understanding of the theories of grief
  • Develop further the domiciliary care organisation's End of Life Care Policy

Resources

Attendance register - Register.

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

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

What to do after death - Department of Work and Pensions (DWP 011). Can be ordered in bulk from DWP website.

Support after a death - DWP leaflet 004 providing practical help when someone dies.

Presentation - overview of the Step 6 workshop.

Care after death guidance  - provides information for staff who are responsible for care after death.

Quality Marker audit paper - post programme - audit tool to self-assess the level the organisation is at in relation to quality markers.

Knowledge, Skills and Confidence - post programme - to self-assess your current level of knowledge, skills and confidence around the core end of life topics covered in the Six Steps Programme.

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

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