End-of-life care: the advance care planning training programme
Welcome to the Advance Care Planning Training Programme. This programme has been created by Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust, Canterbury Christ Church University, Wisdom Hospice, Pilgrim’s Hospice, Ellenor Lions Hospice, Heart of Kent Hospice and Demelza Hospice Care for Children.
Talking to loved ones or patients about where or how they want to die can be difficult and emotional. But it is important that we take the time to get these discussions right. This training is designed to give you the skills and knowledge to begin advance care planning discussions with people in your care who are at the end of their life.
This programme consists of 10 narrated PowerPoint modules. You can access them by clicking on the links below. Some of these presentations contain material that you may find upsetting or emotional.
Please note that some of these presentations are large and may take a few minutes to download.
- Introduction to the Advance Care Planning Training Programme
- Unit 1 – What is advance care planning and why is it so important
- Unit 2 – Legal capacity and advance care planning
- Unit 3 – When should an advance care plan be discussed
- Unit 4 – Who should initiate and lead discussions about advance care planning
- Unit 5 – Initiating and conducting discussions about advance care planning with patients and family
- Unit 6 – Advance care planning for children and young people
- Unit 7 – Advance care planning in learning disability
- Unit 8 – Advance care planning and the challenge of dementia
- Unit 9 – Advance care planning in care homes
Each unit lasts between 15 and 20 minutes. You are welcome to pick and choose which units are of interest and appropriate for you to view. Whether you choose to view all or just one of the units, we would recommend you start the programme by watching the introduction unit.
If you have any problems viewing this training programme, please contact The Communications Team on 01622 211 942.
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