DFM3004 - Palliative care
4 points, SCA Band 3, 0.0833333 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Leader(s): Dr M Gold
Not offered in 2009
This elective includes the following: what is palliative care, disease and the illness experience, I am a communicator, spiritual and ethical issues, grief and bereavement, symptom control, pain management, emergencies in palliative care and the role of the general practitioner in palliative care.
At the end of the unit students should be able to:
- Feel confident with the knowledge and skills they possess and be comfortable in caring for dying patients
- Recognise the need for total care in the discipline of palliative medicine
- Identify the extra resources available to them for the task.
Assessment tasks and Journal (50%), Case Studies (50%)