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- Promote critical evaluation of key concepts in palliative and end of life care, and their application in practice.
- Promote a deep understanding and critical application of therapeutic approaches to improve the experiences of people who require palliative and/or end of life care.
- Develop well-informed health and social care professionals who can positively influence the experience of people with life limiting illness through evidence-based practice.
This module is for health and social care professionals who work with people with a life limiting illness in hospital or community settings.
Date and Duration
30 April 2019 – 6 August 2019
6.5 days contact over 15 weeks (Tuesdays) plus 75 hours clinical practice
- Concept and evolution of palliative care
- Context of contemporary palliative care
- Psychosocial impact of a life limiting illness
- Symptom management
- Ethico-legal issues e.g. decision making, legislation
- Communication strategies
- Multi-professional team-working in palliative care
20 credits – academic level 7