A training pack called ‘Working together: Improving end of life care through better integration’ was developed to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of working together to support people at the end of their lives.
Reassure the patient that you will honor their wishes, such as advance directives and living wills, even if you don't agree with them. Respect the patient's need for privacy. End-of-life care for many people is often a battle to preserve their dignity and end their life as comfortably as possible.
use a range of tools for end of life care according to agreed ways of working Knowledge 3.4 Support others to understand the process following death according to agreed ways of working Competence 4. Be able to respond to changing needs of an individual during the last days of life 4.1 Explain the importance of following the individual’s Advance Care Plan in the last days of life Knowledge.