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End of life and dementia care

Level 3
Credit Value
Guided Learning Hours
The purpose of this unit is to provide the learner with the knowledge and understanding required to understand considerations for individuals with dementia at end of life.

Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit must be assessed in line with the relevant assessment principles.
Person-centred including spiritual wellbeing
Symptoms may include:
• Physical eg. Pain, nausea, constipation, dysphagia, nutrition, hydration
• Psychosocial eg. Distress, restlessness, agitation
• Behaviour that challenges
• Emotional pain
Others may include:
• Team members
• Other colleagues
• Those who use or commission their own health or social care services
• Families, carers and advocates
Sources of support may include:
• self-care strategies
• support groups
• formal support
• informal support
• supervision
• appraisal
• within the organisation
• beyond the organisation

Qualifications offering this unit

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