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2. Communicating with people with life-limiting illnesses

Providing support for people with life-limiting illnesses requires you to understand the meaning of the illness and its effects on individuals. It's vital to identify and acknowledge an individual's concerns and sources of distress, and respond to these effectively.

Overview

MODULE 2: Communicating with people with life-limiting illnesses will help you develop your skills in communicating with people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

Aims & objectives

After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate the principles of effective communication when interacting with people with life-limiting illnesses and their families
  • identify sources of psychological, social and spiritual support for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families
  • recognise how your own values and beliefs about death and dying affect your personal responses and interactions with people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.