This unit of study further aims to support the nurses to develop their role as an autonomous member of the multidisciplinary health care team within the healthcare organisation and professional leaders. Content covers the necessary in-depth knowledge and understanding of nursing and specialist knowledge required for palliative care practice of people within a variety of care settings and contexts.
|Advanced Concepts in Palliative Care Nursing|
|Unit of study code||315|
|Availability||Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care|
|Hours of study||150|
|Co-ordinated by||Ashley Page MACN
|Content||Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program
After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-
|Type of assessment
Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)
(% of total marks)
|When assessed – academic week
(e.g. Week 8)
|Theme 1: A holistic approach to pain management||a) evaluate the physical, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual needs of patients with life-limiting illness in order to develop holistic, patient centred management plans||Assessment 1: Online discussions x 2||10%||4, 9|
|Theme 2: A holistic approach to complex symptom management||b) critically appraise the research underpinning complex symptom management in palliative care to ensure a multidisciplinary approach to evidence-based treatment||Assessment 2: Reflective essay (2,000 words)||40%||5|
|Theme 3: Legal, ethical, cultural and spiritual aspects||c) outline the signs and symptoms, and clinical presentations associated with palliative care emergencies and discuss the nursing management strategies||Assessment 3: Case analysis (2,500 words)||50%||10|
|Theme 4: Emergencies in palliative care||d) discuss the major challenges faced by nurses working within the diverse contexts of contemporary palliative care|
|Theme 5: Major challenges within the diverse contexts of contemporary palliative care||e) critically reflect on values and attitudes in relation to the legal, ethical and cultural issues associated with palliative care.|
Advanced Concepts in Palliative Care Nursing (315) is a Tier 1 unit.
|Tiers||2021 Member price (10% discount)||2021 Non-member price||2022 Member price (10% discount)||2022 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.