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Overview

Framework:
RQF
Level:
Level 3
Unit No:
A/503/8135
Credits:
3
Guided learning hours:
25 hours

Assessment Guidance

This unit must be assessed in accordance with Skills for Care and Development's Assessment Principles.

Aim

The purpose of this unit is to assess the learner’s knowledge and understanding of advance care planning

Unit Learning Outcomes

1

Understand the principles of advance care planning.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1

    Describe the difference between a care or support plan and an Advance Care Plan.

  • 1.2

    Explain the purpose of advance care planning.

  • 1.3

    Identify the national, local and organisational agreed ways of working for advance care planning.

  • 1.4

    Explain the legal position of an Advance Care Plan.

  • 1.5

    Explain what is involved in an ‘Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment’.

  • 1.6

    Explain what is meant by a ‘Do Not Attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation’ (DNACPR) order.


2

Understand the process of advance care planning.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1

    Explain when advance care planning may be introduced.

  • 2.2

    Outline who might be involved in the advance care planning process.

  • 2.3

    Describe the type of information an individual may need to enable them to make informed decisions.

  • 2.4

    Explain how to use legislation to support decision-making about the capacity of an individual to take part in advance care planning.

  • 2.5

    Explain how the individual’s capacity to discuss advance care planning may influence their role in the process.

  • 2.6

    Explain the meaning of informed consent.

  • 2.7

    Explain own role in the advance care planning process.

  • 2.8

    Identify how an Advance Care Plan can change over time.

  • 2.9

    Outline the principles of record keeping in advance care planning.

  • 2.10

    Describe circumstances when you can share details of the Advance Care Plan.


3

Understand the person centred approach to advance care planning.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1

    Describe the factors that an individual might consider when planning their Advance Care Plan.

  • 3.2

    Explain the importance of respecting the values and beliefs that impact on the choices of the individual.

  • 3.3

    Identify how the needs of others may need to be taken into account when planning advance care.

  • 3.4

    Outline what actions may be appropriate when an individual is unable to or does not wish to participate in advance care planning.

  • 3.5

    Explain how individual’s care or support plan may be affected by an Advance Care Plan.


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