Caring for adults
Caring for adults

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Key points from Section 3

In this section you have learned:

  • what palliative and end-of-life care are
  • how palliative and end-of-life care can contribute to a good death
  • ways to improve a person’s quality of life as death draws near
  • how someone can be supported to have a good death
  • to recognise signs of approaching death.

Section 4 explores positive risk-taking. Risk assessment is usually considered to be solely about minimising risk to others. Studying this section will show you that positive risk-taking can bring additional benefits when the needs and preferences of the cared-for-person are taken into account.

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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