Provider publishes guide to end of life care

Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Major not-for-profit provider MHA has produced a topical training resource, ‘The Final Lap’, to promote best practice for end of life care. The Final Lap invites residents, families and carers to explore openly and positively the issues surrounding death and dying and ensure that an MHA home is one characterised by excellent end of life care. The training programme explores ways of raising sensitively the subject of the end of life with residents and how to respond. It discusses residents’ hopes for the rest of their lives which leads into a consideration of the needs of those who accompany the older person on their final lap. It also explores a palliative approach to caring, particularly as death draws near, and considers ways of remembering the one who has died. Keith Albans, MHA’s director of chaplaincy and spirituality said the programme was proving to be a very useful resource in MHA homes, and was achieving its aim of encouraging staff and residents to talk openly about death, and the spiritual,

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