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Advanced Concepts in Palliative Care Nursing
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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
Pre-requisite N/A
Credit points 6
Hours of study 150
Fee* Tier 1
Prescribed texts Nil
Co-ordinated by Ashley Page MACN
Content Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program

After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks
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.

Tiers2022 Member price (10% discount)2022 Non-member price2023 Member price (10% discount)2023 Non-member price
Tier 1$2,133.00$2,370.00$2,196.00$2,440.00
Tier 2$2,434.50$2,705.00$2,506.50$2,785.00
Tier 3$2,862.00$3,180.00$2,947.50$3,275.00
Tier 4$3,420.00$3,800.00$3,523.50$3,915.00

*Fees are subject to change without notice.

This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care.