Helping others to learn about caring for people with advanced disease has always been a fundamental part of effective palliative care. This flexible learning material, formally evaluated by the Open University, is based on the Current Learning in Palliative Care (CLIP) worksheets to cover all aspects of palliative care. Easy to use, with activities throughout, they can be reproduced as handouts when presenting to a group, or used individually alongside a tutor, or within a group setting. Each worksheet is carefully structured and assigned a learning level from introductory to advanced, to give the reader an indication of how much experience or knowledge is needed to carry out the exercise. This book provides an essential resource to arm health professionals, carers and teams with the knowledge and skills needed in their daily work.
Introduction to palliative care. Helping the patient with pain. Helping the patient with symptoms other than pain. Moving the ill patient. Psychological needs. Helping the patient with reduced hydration and nutrition. Procedures in palliative care. Understanding and helping the person with alternative communication. The last hours and days. Bereavement.