Introduction to Palliative Care (3 Days)
The aim of the course is to enable the learner to develop a broad knowledge base in the care of people who require palliative care.
By the end of the course the learner will be able to:
- Develop an understanding of the scientific basis for the management of patients requiring palliative care
- Discuss the therapeutic interventions in the management of pain and the relief of other symptoms for patients with cancer and non-cancer related conditions requiring palliative care
- Examine the professional, legal and ethical issues that are relevant to the management of patients requiring palliative care
- Discuss a range of current research that is pertinent to the practice of nursing in this specialist field
- Discuss how the principles of palliative care may be applied to patient assessment and the planning, implementation and evaluation of appropriate care and management
- Appreciate the significance of the psychological, social, spiritual and sexual aspects of care for the patient and their family
- Reflect on the processes of learning and teaching and how they may be applied to the facilitation of learning in clinical practice
- Discuss the importance of multidisciplinary team collaboration in the care and management of patients requiring palliative care
Registered nurses working with palliative care patients.
Lecture and discussion
Please note you will be informed in advance if there is a direct cost to you or your organisation for your attendance at this programme.
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