(2010) Learning and unlearning for end of life care in care homes

in Evaluation
Malcolm L Johnson, University of Bath, UK

This paper presents the development, implementation and evaluation of a short training package on end of life care, delivered to staff of all 106 residential/social care homes run by the largest not-for-profit provider in the UK. It concludes that enhancing and validating the existing positive values and practices with short training is more desirable than turning end of life care into a specialist field of work with its own credentials.


International Journal of Education and Ageing, Vol.1, No. 1, 53-66, June 2010, ISSN: 2044-5458


Keywords

End of life care, Later life, Care homes, Learning