End of life care

Key learning points

  • Understanding the common fears of dying people
  • Understanding the common symptoms associated with people close to death, and various ways of relieving them
  • Awareness of what constitutes good care when someone is close to death, both physically and psychologically
  • Particular focus on the needs of people who are in the later stages of dementia
  • Greater awareness of ways to support relatives of dying or recently bereaved people