|TARGETED–AHPs who frequently deal with palliative care patients|
|UNIVERSAL competencies plus||
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Ability to support CYP and families through times of uncertainty and difficult conversations
Ability to discuss treatment and care options within area of practise
Ability to discuss psychological, emotional and spiritual issues with CYP, their families and other professionals.
Ability to contribute to MDT planning and decision making
Bespoke communication training for departments.
Advanced Communication training e.g. Connected
|ASSESSMENT and DIAGNOSIS||
Knowledge and understanding of conditions within their scope of practise where palliative care may be appropriate and the prognosis
Understanding of definition of palliative care in CYP, and ability to recognise factors which determine when palliative care is relevant.
Understand the concept of Parallel Planning
Knowledge of impact of cultural and religious beliefs on children, young people and their families
Ability to empower CYP, families and carers to identify symptoms and manage their condition
Ability to discuss wishes with CYP and their families
Ability to contribute to, assess, plan and documentation of care plans
Ability to contribute to discussions of the MDT
Ability to include CYP and family in discussion and decision making
Understanding of ethical issues in decision making
Palliative care modules, level 6 and 7.
Bespoke one day palliative care course.
Awareness of importance of choice in care delivery
Ability to respond to cultural and religious needs
Ability to signpost families and carers to appropriate advice and support
Ability to respond to questions about death and provide an opportunity for CYP and family to ask questions
Ability to support colleagues in identifying and managing complex symptoms
Opening the Spiritual Gate
Advanced communication skills training e.g. Connected