University of Technology Sydney

96805 Ethical, Legal and Moral Dilemmas of Palliative Care

6cp; Distance: 6-10 hours per week
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In this subject, students examine the intersection between law and ethics to develop their skills in decision-making for person-centred care across populations in palliative care. This subject supports students in becoming creative, inquiring, and responsive health professionals who continuously and critically analyse and reflect on their roles, making appropriate adaptations. Students analyse legal principles relevant to care-related decision-making and provision in palliative and end of life contexts and are able to locate legal information and services relevant to their jurisdiction.

Students examine palliative care ethical and legal dilemmas, including ways to respond to diverse cultural beliefs and attitudes to death and dying. Students distinguish the ethical conduct and core practice principles for stakeholders working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, families and communities.

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