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Supporting Advancing Dementia to the End of Life - *NEW* 5 day course
Cost: £295. Places are open to all, but if you work in central and eastern Cheshire, there are a limited number of subsidised places available.
Duration: 5 taught days - 11 September, 25 September, 9 October, 23 October and 6 November 2012.
If you are a professional working in health or social care, you are increasingly likely to be working with patients/clients with advanced dementia and you need to ask if you adequately prepared?
If the answer is no, then why not consider attending our new 5 day course that specifically focuses on supporting patients/clients with advancing dementia to the end of life?
Places are open to all, but if you work in central and eastern Cheshire, there are a limited number of subsidised places available - so act quickly.
*There is also an accredited route worth 20 credits @Level 5 or 6 - further information available on the Degree section of the website*
In the next 30 years, the number of people with dementia in the UK will double to 1.4 million (National Dementia Strategy, 2009). The chronic and progressive nature of the disease trajectory requires practitioners to be adaptable and flexible in their application of palliative care approaches.
As a professional working in health or social care, you are increasingly likely to be working with patients/clients with advanced dementia and you need to ask if you are adequately prepared?
This course will increase the confidence, knowledge and skills for all professionals, enabling you to effectively improve the quality of care and patient/client experience for people with advanced dementia approaching end of life; and to enable clients and relatives wishes in accordance with the National Dementia Strategy (2009).
THE COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES:
* Societal attitudes, values & influence in relation to advancing dementia
* The demographics and epidemiological trends of advancing dementia
* Holistic impact of living with advancing dementia on patients & their families
*Manifestations & management of advancing dementia
*Communication issues and challenges including Advance Care Planning & the Mental Capacity Act (2005)
* Inequalities & ethical dilemmas in the care of people with dementia, considering issues around vulnerability, safe guarding & the promotion of dignity.
* End of life care issues - diagnosing dying, assessment/management & bereavement.
Module links to QCF: provides underpinning knowledge in relation to:
* Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia
* Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care
* Level 3 Award in Awareness of Dementia
*Level 3 Certificate in Dementia Care