Counsel on end-of-life care

Description

Advise elderly patients and their families on end-of-life care such as assisted ventilation, artificial feeding and other ethical issues.

Alternative labels

counsel on end of life care
counsel on EoLC
advise on end-of-life-care
counsel on end-of-life options

Skill type

skill/competence

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Counsel on end-of-life care is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Palliative care social worker: Palliative care social workers provide assistance and counselling to patients with a chronic or a terminal disease and their families with the practical arrangements. They arrange the required medical care for the patient and help the family to adjust to the diagnosis by providing support and attention to their emotional needs, helping them to understand their options.

Optional skill

Counsel on end-of-life care is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Gerontology social worker: Gerontology social workers provide assistance to elderly individuals and their families helping them to cope with their biopsychosocial needs. They help connecting the elderly with community resources by gathering information about the array of services available to them. Gerontology social workers assess their clients’ needs, functional capacity and health problems and liaise with medical professionals when necessary.
Social worker: Social workers are practice-based professionals who promote social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. They interact with individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities in order to provide various forms of therapy and counselling, group work, and community work. Social workers guide people to use services to claim benefits, access community resources, find jobs and training, obtain legal advice or deal with other local authority departments.

 


 

References

  1. Counsel on end-of-life care – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022