|UNIVERSAL– All Play professionals infrequently involved in the delivery of palliative care.|
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Ability to communicate effectively with CYP and their families
Awareness of appropriate time and place for complex conversations
Awareness of communication difficulties due to language or sensory, physical or mental impairment. Seek an interpreter or special aids as required.
Ability to listen to and acknowledge concerns and respect the wishes of the CYP and their families.
Awareness of limitations of knowledge and how to refer to an appropriate member of the care team when necessary.
Ability to document important conversations and communicate key information to colleagues
Communication skills within training.
Foundation level communication skills training, e.g. Sage and Thyme.
Record/documentation skills training.
Bespoke communication training available from local network.
Opening the spiritual gate.
|ASSESMENT and DIAGNOSIS||
Ability to recognise a change in condition, or new symptoms.
Ability to document and communicate changes to relevant staff.
Awareness of benefits and burdens of observation and interventions.
Awareness of ethnic, cultural and religious groups and respect for their traditions.
Ability to assess development to support effective palliative care
Assessment and diagnosis skills within Play professional training.
Locality palliative skills workshops
Awareness of individual plan of care and support for the child and family.
Awareness of Advance Care Planning (ACP)
Ability to work with other agencies including health, education and social services.
Ability to develop therapeutic relationships with children and families
Ability to assess and communicate CYP and families emotional/psychological and developmental needs with professional leading on care plan.
Care planning skills within Play professional training
Awareness training for Advance Care Planning.
Ability to implement plan of care and communication of variance.
Ability to signpost families and carers to appropriate advice and support
Awareness of basic theories of bereavement
Ability to deliver, evaluate and record care relevant to practise area.
Ability to seek specialist support in any delivery of care beyond their competence
Care delivery skills within Play professional training.
Opening the Spiritual Gate.