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92478 Introduction to Specialty Practice: Palliative Care

6cp; 4 x 6hrs (masterclass), 120hrs (clinical)
Requisite(s): (((90 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10122 Bachelor of Nursing OR 90 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10123 Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Arts International Studies OR 90 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10351 Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation) AND (92437 Nursing Care of the Older Person OR 92315 Nursing Care of the Older Person)) OR 90 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM90553 144cp Enrolled Nurse BN )



Palliative care is an approach to care that is grounded in person-centred assessment and care planning with a focus on living as well as possible with a life-limiting illness. It is essential that all nurses learn about this approach to care given that Australia has an ageing population and an increasing incidence of people living with chronic and complex illnesses. This subject supports students to understand the fundamental aspects of providing a palliative approach to care. There is particular focus on person-centred care, communication skills, symptom assessment and management, and providing collaborative care across health care settings. Students participate in industry-led masterclasses (four six-hour workshops) that utilise innovative teaching and learning activities to develop their ability to provide a palliative approach to care as well as focus on the principles of resilience and self-care to support their own health and wellbeing throughout their nursing career.

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Autumn session, City campus

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