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HEA8105 Perspectives on `End-of-Life'

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Nursing and Midwifery
Student contribution band : National Priority - Nursing
ASCED code : 060399 - Nursing not classified

Requisites

Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNSG or PDEV.

Other requisites

Access to high-level computers is essential for students taking this program. For up-to-date advice on computing requirements, please see //www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware. Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.

Synopsis

The course provides an opportunity for health care professionals to further develop their knowledge and skills in relation to end-of-life, explore palliative care approaches, and practices supporting loss and bereavement.

Health professionals will explore related theory, historical influences, cultural influences, and models of practice with a balance of application to practice for both malignant and non-malignant palliative illnesses. Concepts will reflect a range of health care settings, across the lifespan, and include interdisciplinary assessment, critical thinking and clinical decision making processes to promote holistic, person-centred care. The role of family/significant other in the caregiving process will be reflected throughout the course.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2016 Online