# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Home Health Aide Task 1781492030

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe the role of a home health aide in caring for the terminally ill.


Description should include
  • ways to provide physical and emotional care, including comfort measures and communication techniques
  • ways to assess pain level
  • ways to deal with personal feelings about death and dying.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What should a home health aide do to help a client face his/her own death?
  • What interventions to pain management may be available, other than medications?
  • How can a home health aide separate his/her feelings about death and dying from the situation at hand?
  • When is hospice care available to a client?
  • When is palliative care available to a client?
  • What are special qualities/characteristics that a hospice home health aide should have?
  • What are examples of behaviors a home health aide may exhibit that may indicate possible burn-out?

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