Objectives:

By the end of the session the Care Home Representative will be able to:

• Identify how the North West End of Life Care Model and Tool supports an End of Life Care Register

• Identify when is the appropriate time to undertake end of life care discussions considering capacity and communication barriers

• Develop further the Care Home End of Life Care Policy.

Supporting Documents:

Attendance register  

This basic register can be used at any events and workshops to keep a record of delegates. 

Ongoing post death information audit 

All the audit resources can now be found in the expanded Six Steps Audit section.  For guidance and tools around this audit please click here.  

The Routes to Success

The programme is based on the Routes to Success and this document can provide further background to the programme. 

The North West End of Life Care Model 

This is a model of delivery of end of life care advocated by the North West Clinical Pathway Groups.

The North West Tool 

This is a learning tool which centres around the understanding and the application of the North West End of Life Care Model.

The North West Tool facilitator guidance 

This document provides guidance to facilitators using the North West Tool. 

Step 1 case study – Cancer 

This learning aid provides a case study around a patient with cancer and can be used in conjunction with the programme work plans. 

Step 1 case study – Dementia 

This learning aid provides a case study around a patient with dementia and can be used in conjunction with the programme work plans. 

Step 1 case study – Long term conditions 

This learning aid provides a case study around a patient with long term conditions and can be used in conjunction with the programme work plans. 

North West End of Life Care Register  

This useful tool can be used to register and track individuals who may require end of life care. (Copy without example)

Prognostic Indicator Guidance

Gold Standards Framework 2008

This guide aids the identification of adult patients with advanced disease, in thelast months/year of life, who are in need of supportive and palliative care.

Surprise question 

This is a simple prompt which can be used to support prognostication.

Planning for your future care – A guide 

This booklet provides a simple explanation about advance care planning and the different options open to people approaching the end of life.

Best Interests at End of Life 

This document contains practical guidance for Best Interests Decision Making and Care Planning at End of Life.

Support sheet 12 

This support sheet provides information on the Mental Capacity Act (2005).

Support sheet 13 

This support sheet provides information on best interest decision making.

Step 1 to do list  

This provides a checklist of actions which should be completed before the next workshop.

Evaluation form  

This evaulation form can be used to allow delegates to provide any feedback.  This feedback will help facilitators to continually develop and improve the delivery of the programme. 

Useful Links:

Understanding the Mental Capacity Act

This provides useful inforamtion on Advance Care Planning and the Mental Capactiy Act (2005) from Directgov

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