Chronic Disease Management and End of Life Care
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- 31 Jul 2023
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On successful completion of the subject you should be able to:
- Differentiate between illness trajectories for older people with chronic progressive disease and implications for older persons’ physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs
- Classify the components of a comprehensive assessment of the older person
- Generate a multi-disciplinary care plan for the frail older person, addressing specific areas of risk, including falls, pressure injury, malnutrition.
- Recommend evidence-based approaches to respond to deterioration in older persons experiencing symptom exacerbation and functional decline
- Plan a palliative approach to the multi-disciplinary care of an older person in the last 12 months of life.
- Illness trajectories in chronic progressive disease including frailty, underlying pathologies, and comprehensive assessment of the older person.
- Multidisciplinary care planning for older persons in deteriorating health.
- Current approaches to the support of the frail older person and prevention of specific areas of risk including falls, pressure injury, malnutrition.
- Stages of the dying process, identification of the dying person, and management of terminal symptoms.
- Principles of palliative care, applying a palliative approach, advanced care planning, voluntary assisted dying.
- Communication strategies in end of life care for older people, and multidisciplinary support of bereaved family caregivers.
Enrolment in a Graduate degree.
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This unit is designed to foster knowledge and understanding of the concepts and practices of multidisciplinary healthcare for older adults with chronic progressive disease, and the application of palliative care principles at end of life. Participants will develop an understanding of comprehensive assessment of the older person, symptom management, advanced care planning, communication at end of life, and bereavement support.
- Questionnaire (30%)
- Discussion Forum (30%)
- Case study report (40%)
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