Training for Carers

End of Life

‘Manual handling for the head and heart’ – because we should never assume that carers can leave their emotions at the door. This course came about when I realised that new carers needed Manual Handling Training before they take to the floor yet can be asked to deal with a dead resident without any preparation.

This course looks at death, dying and bereavement from three perspectives:

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The person who is dying

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The family members

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The carers

The course covers:

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The need for mutual respect – valuing others’ opinions

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All aspects of grieving and loss

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Opportunities to share own experiences

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The individual nature of bereavement

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The enormity of death

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Learning from others’ experiences

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Empathising without patronising

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Pain relief

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Exploring how people deal with bereavement

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Planning ahead for the future

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The importance of talking together

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The impact upon family

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The ‘nuts and bolts’ of what happens after death

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The importance of choice

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Realisation that every death is as individual as every life



Training for carers
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