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
GC single unit of study
|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 & symptom 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, 8|
|Theme 2: Emergencies in palliative care||b) critically examine the research that underpins complex symptom management for patients with life limiting illnesses, to ensure evidence-based treatment choices, and provide informed patient and family education||Assessment 2: Case analysis (2,000 words)||40%||5|
|Theme 3: Legal, ethical, culture, religious and spirituality aspects of quality palliative care||c) outline the signs and symptoms, and clinical presentations associated with palliative care emergencies and discuss the nursing management strategies||Assessment 3: Essay (2,500 words)||50%||10|
|Theme 4: Complex issues within palliative care||d) discuss the major challenges facing nurses working within the diverse contexts of contemporary palliative care|
|Theme 5: Looking after yourself||e) critically reflect on own 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||2020 Non-member price||2020 Member price (10% discount)|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.