Common Core Competences and Principles for Health and Social Care Workers Working with Adults at the End of Life

Author(s)UK Skills for Care and Skills for Health, Department of Health, & NHS End of Life Care Programme
Urlhttp://www.skillsforcare.com/Document-library/Skil...
Year2009
Description

Skills for Care and Skills for Health working in partnership with the Department of Health and the NHS (UK) End of Life Care Programme have developed competences and core principles related to end of life care. These common core competences underline the principles that underpin quality end-of-life care. This document is a guide to the core skills and knowledge that will equip the workforce to deliver high quality end-of-life care. Skills are grouped in four sections: communications; assessment and care planning; symptom management and maintaining comfort; and advance care planning.


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