|TARGETED–Nurses who frequently deal with palliative care patients e.g. specialist nurses in specific areas. CCNTs|
|UNIVERSAL competencies plus||
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Ability to supports CYP and families through times of uncertainty and difficult conversations
Ability to discuss treatment and care options
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 practice where palliative care may be appropriate and the prognosis
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 lead discussions of the MDT, collect views and create a plan of care
Ability to include CYP and family in discussion and decision making
Understanding of ethical issues in decision making
Awareness of drugs commonly used at end of life
|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 support CYP, families and carers in bereavement process
Ability to deliver honest information about death and provide an opportunity for CYP and family to ask questions
Ability to support other professionals in identifying and managing complex symptoms
Ability to seek specialist support in any delivery of care beyond their competence
Opening the Spiritual Gate
Advanced communication skills training e.g. Connected