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Client Care at Animals’ End-Of-Life–including how to handle end-of-life discussions.

£119.00 + VAT

5th - 25th Feb '18Suitable for Vets, VNs & Receptionists
Tutored by Caroline Hewson MVB PhD MRCVS

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Client Care at Animals’ End-Of-Life--including how to handle end-of-life discussions.

Euthanasia is the final common pathway of many diseases. But what can you do when a client disputes the need for euthanasia? And how can you more accurately judge when exactly euthanasia is now in this animal’s best interests? This course will provide you with a better understanding of the different responses to loss, and greater knowledge of how to manage the different client touchpoints during animals’ end-of-life with maximum peace of mind, no matter the situation. Ideal for vets and vet nurses of all levels of experience. Also useful for reception staff because it includes a lot of background and practical knowledge for understanding grief, the things that clients and vets have to discuss, and what to say to different clients.

This course explores the following topics:
• Module 1: Psychosocial aspects of grief for pets
• Module 2: Empathic communication – a core and transferable skill
• Module 3: Empathic communication in specific contexts
• Module 4: Euthanasia decision-making and client resistance
• Module 5: Common myths about client grief, and new developments in end-of-life care
• Module 6: Case studies
• Module 7: Final Course exam to gain your CPD certificate

All our Tutored Online CPD Courses are written and taught by an expert in the relevant field. The tutor for this course is:

Caroline Hewson MVB PhD MRCVS