Dying at Home Essay

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[pic]Dying at home

AIM : To allow students to explore the practicalities of preparing for and working with patients dying in their own homes

Learning Outcomes:. • Raising awareness of one’s own expectations of death • Consideration of the practicalities of preparing for a dying person in the home • Dealing with conversations that may arise in end of life care

Prior to the session please read this document http://www.scie.org.uk/publications/guides/guide48/files/guide48.pdf and watch this video http://www.scie.org.uk/socialcaretv/video-player.asp?v=dyingathome Define the following terms:

|Advanced care planning |Advance care planning describes the process of discussion |
| |between individuals and their care providers about the |
| |individual’s preferences and priorities for their future care. |
| |ACP is particularly important for people with a life-limiting |
| |condition as they are likely to deteriorate in the future and |
| |may then lack capacity or be unable to communicate their wishes|
| |to others. |
|Advanced decisions to refuse treatment |An advance decision (sometimes known as an advance decision to |
| |refuse treatment, an ADRT, or a living will) is a decision you |
| |can make now to refuse a specific type of treatment at some |
| |time in the future. |
|Advanced care statements |An advance statement is a written statement that conveys your |
| |preferences, wishes, beliefs and values regarding your future |
| |care. The aim is to provide a guide to anyone who might have to|
| |make decisions in your best interest if you have lost the |
| |capacity to make decisions or to communicate them. |
|Preferred priorities of care |The Preferred Priorities for Care (also known as PPC) can help |
| |you prepare for the future. It gives you an opportunity to |
| |think about, talk about and write down your preferences and |
| |priorities for care at the end of your life. You do not need to|
| |do this unless you want to. |
|Hospice |Hospice care changes lives. A quarter of a million patients are|
| |cared for by hospices in the UK each year, either in a hospice |
| |or in their own home. In this section you can find out more |
| |about what services are available, who provides them, who can |
| |receive hospice care and