Principles of Palliative Care
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- 10 Jul 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Discuss contemporary palliative care practices appropriate for Australians living with different types of dementia, their families and carers.
- Explain the life-limiting nature of dementia and the benefits offered by a palliative approach to dementia across the trajectory of the condition.
- Describe common symptoms of dementia, including but not limited to advanced dementia and appropriate end-of-life care responses for people living with dementia, their families and carers.
- Apply evidence-based contemporary palliative care practices to support the holistic needs of people living with dementia, their families and carers.
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You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
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This subject provides an overview of contemporary palliative care principles. You will learn about the underpinnings of palliative care practices, with a particular focus on such practices for people with dementia and the people close to them. A core consideration of dementia is it progressive, life-limiting nature. Dementia is an incurable, terminal, neurodegenerative condition, with multiple symptoms arising across its trajectory. A palliative approach (that promotes quality of life for those living with terminal conditions) for the care of those living with dementia is therefore appropriate.
- Posts and Reflection (33%)
- Case Study (45%)
- Discussion Posts (12%)
- Quizzes (10%)
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