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HHA Hospice/Palliative Care Specialist

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
National Center for Healthcare Apprenticeships (NCHA)
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

2 skill sets | 11 total skills
Role of the Home Health Aide (HHA) in Hospice and Palliative Care
Recognize the influence of personal, spiritual and cultural values on perceptions regarding dying, death and bereavement and their impact on the quality of hospice and palliative care
Demonstrate caring behavior and interpersonal connectivity while maintaining personal and professional boundaries
Can describe the role of HHA in relation to patients, families, colleagues and agencies
Demonstrate knowledge of the HHA's role in pain management
Can explain Living Will and Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) procedures
Perform personal care and health-related tasks within the HHA's scope of practice and/or other regulatory parameters
Cultural Competence
Demonstrate cultural competence by respecting and honoring unique values, diversity and characteristics of clients/patients, families and colleague in hospice/palliative care
Respect diversity (e.g., age, gender, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, religious/spiritual, economic status, or differing abilities) through the demonstration of knowledge, sensitivity and compassion when providing hospice/palliative care
Enhance effective interdisciplinary team collaboration by demonstrating respect for awareness of the diversity of team members and their attitudes about hospice/palliative care
Ensure effective communication through the appropriate use of translators/interpreters when clients speak languages different from those of the care team
Honor individual preferences and choices for alternative therapies, practices and rituals, yet refrain from imposing own preferences and beliefs

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