Advances in Palliative Care
Run by School of Medical and Health Sciences
20.000 Credits or 10.000 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Overall aims and purpose
This module will build on the Foundations of Palliative Care to further develop skill sets and activities of palliative and end of life care applicable to patients in hospital, hospice, community or care home settings across the dying trajectory. The student will develop knowledge and skills that are largely transferable irrespective of diagnosis and prognosis to support clinical practice in partnership with patients and their significant others.
Topics may include: • Current issues and challenges in palliative care • Settings systems and frameworks • Managing hopes, fears and wishes in relation to disease, self and others • End of life care and dying • Coping with loss, grief and bereavement - Advanced communication skills
50% Demonstrates some understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in the module. Demonstrates some understanding and demonstration of application and process of appropriate holistic venous leg assessment and management and with some identification of leg health promotion. Written work contains limited computational errors. Demonstrates some accurate arguments with some original interpretation and with some relevant links to theory and practice. Referencing in text and reference list in APA style will contain few errors. Grade C- to C+
60% Basic understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in the module. Basic understanding and demonstration of application and process of appropriate holistic venous leg assessment and management and with limited identification of leg health promotion. Written work does not contain a large number of computational errors. Demonstrate an attempt to present relevant links to theory and practice. Referencing in text and reference list in APA style will or may contain some errors. All elements of assessment have to be passed to be successful in this module.
70>% Demonstrates comprehensive understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in the module. Demonstrates comprehensive understanding and demonstration of application and process of appropriate holistic venous leg assessment and management and with wide evidence of and identification of leg health promotion. Written work contains minor computational errors. Demonstrates accurate and original arguments with comprehensive interpretation and with highly relevant links to theory and practice. Referencing in text and reference list in APA style will not contain errors..
- Critically analyse symptom management in relation to palliative care.
- Critically appraise and analyse the challenges in provision of palliative care in context to their practice.
- Critically analyse and evaluate the psychological impact of palliative care conditions on the individual and the family.
- Connect and differentiate with analysis the role of communication within the context of palliative care- to include management of hopes, fears and expectations of the individual/family.
|INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATION||Symptom Management||50.00|
|INDIVIDUAL BLOG||Individual Directed Blogs on Palliative Care||
3x 1000 word blogs on a specified topic. See handbook for specifics
Teaching and Learning Strategy
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Mentoring - Able to support, help, guide, inspire and/or coach others
- Caring - Showing concern for others; caring for children, people with disabilities and/or the elderly
- Management - Able to utilise, coordinate and control resources (human, physical and/or financial)
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
- Leadership - Able to lead and manage, develop action plans and objectives, offer guidance and direction to others, and cope with the related pressures such authority can result in
Resource implications for students
Time to complete practice competencies Access to and utilisation of personal computer or lap top with the ability to be conversant in IT
Talis Reading listhttp://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/nhs-4434.html
Palliative and end of life care in nursing Book by Jane Nicol 2017
OXFORD HANDBOOK OF PALLIATIVE CARE Book 2019
Palliative care in nursing & healthcare Book by Michelle Brown 2016
Introducing palliative care Book by Robert G. Twycross 2018
Palliative care formulary Book 2018
Ethics and Palliative Care Book by National Institute for Clinical Excellence; Michael Rawlins 15/05/2016
HANDBOOK OF COMMUNICATION IN ONCOLOGY AND PALLIATIVE CARE Book 2010
COMMUNICATION IN PALLIATIVE CARE: CLEAR PRACTICAL ADVICE, BASED ON A SERIES OF REAL CASE STUDIES. Book by Janet Dunphy 2011