Caring for adults
Caring for adults

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Key points from Section 2

In this section you have learned about:

  • the terminology used to explain mental health problems
  • particular types of mental health problems
  • the effect mental health problems might have on the cared-for person
  • specific examples of care and treatment
  • the impact mental health problems might have on family carers.

Section 3 looks at palliative and end-of-life care. Studying Section 3 will show you how to maximise the cared-for person’s quality of life, as well as how to support someone to reduce trauma during the final stages of life.

Did you know if you study a paid part-time course with the OU in Wales you could get up to £4,500* to help with your living costs?

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