PRINCIPLES & PRACTICE OF PALLIATIVE CARE
2018/2019, Semester 2
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (Nursing/Alice Lee Ctr for Nursing Stud)
Modular Credits: 4
This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the philosophy, principles, goals and development of palliative care. It will also enhance the cognitive, affective and psychomotor abilities of students in the provision of holistic care to patients and families with life-threatening disease.
Upon completion of the module, students will be able to:
gain an insight into the development of hospice and palliative care internationally and locally.
analyze the philosophy, principles, practice and goals of hospice and palliative care.
examine personal and professional attitudes towards death and dying.
generate different coping strategies used when providing palliative care.
identify the role of APN in acute, community hospice and palliative care settings.
critically analyse the different models of palliative care delivery.
recognise the significance of multidisciplinary approaches to palliative care.
assess the needs of patients requiring palliative care.
develop and apply essential skills and knowledge in delivering quality care for patients and families with life threatening illnesses.
examine services available to support patients andfamilies with life threatening illness.
ethical, legal and policy issues in palliative care.
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week