Foundations in Palliative Care
Foundations in Palliative Care 2023-24
School Of Medical And Health Sciences
Module - Semester 1 & 2
he context and principles of palliative and end of life care may include:
- Specialist and generalist palliative care
- Palliative and end of life care across acute, hospice and community settings
- Recognising the dying adult
- Ethical decision making
- Involving patients and significant others in care
- Advanced communication training
- Educating the patient and significant others in their care
- Dealing with strong emotions, denial and unrealistic expectations
- Care planning and the textual organisation of care
- Symptom control and complications
- Pain and the management of pain
- Delirium, confusion, restlessness and agitation
- Noisy breathing
- Mouth care
- 1. Demonstrate understanding of palliative and end of life care needs in a variety of patient settings.
- 2. Demonstrate the ability to provide holistic assessment and care in relation to patients with palliative and end of life care needs.
- 3. Demonstrate and evaluate how communication is central to patients with palliative needs and significant others.
- 4. Demonstrate, and be able to identify multidisciplinary care input for people with palliative care needs and their families.