Essay about Principles of End of Life Care Level 3 Unit 3

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Unit 3 assessment Assessement and care in end of life care Section 1: Understanding the holistic approach to end of life care 1) Various needs that would be considered when planning an individuals end of life care; a) The physical needs to be considered for a person needing end of life care are likely to be pain, nausea and vomiting, breathlessness and weakness/fatigue. Some people may also need help with mobility and personal care. b) The emotional/pysychological needs to be considered for a person needing end of life care are anxiety, fear and depression as these are very common towards end of life and can change very quickly. Emphatic support, understanding and reassurance…show more content…
2). a). Interviews - Are usually conducted face to face in an informal and coversational manner to put the person at ease and to gain more detailed information. b). Self-assessment - These questionaires are usually given out prior to an interview for the person to fill out themselves. c). Consult familiea/friends and advocates - This is used to gain more information as they can offer a wealth of information and can help to make them feel useful. d). Draw on previous assessments - These can be useful if the person has already had previous use of health and social care services. e). Use an appropriate assessment tool - These are tools set in place including questions scales, checklists and other means of obtaining information that together provide a consistent comprehensive approach which a persons range of needs for support and care can be explored. 3). A range of tools available that are used to assess a persons holistic needs are: Concerns checklist - This is used to register a persons main concerns and covers three 'domains' - illness, pyschological issues and practical concerns. Liverpool Care Pathway - This deals with an initial holistic assessment,
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