A Palliative Approach to Care for Direct Care Workers
What You’ll Learn
- Describe a palliative approach to caring for people with serious illness
- Support close communication between the patient or client, family, and all care providers
- Observe, record, and report about your patients' and clients' symptoms, pain, and stress
- Provide emotional support to clients and families
What You’ll Earn
Tools & Resources
Definition of palliative care and how it improves quality of life for patients living with a serious illness, and their families.
Illustrated pain scale for patients with cognitive impairment and children.
Susan R. Misiorski, BS. Vice President of Workforce Innovations, PHI, Inc.
Peggy Powell, BA. Senior Advisor, PHI, Inc.
Gloria Garan, BS. Vice-President of Clinical Services, Cooperative Home Care Associates, Inc.