Communication is relevant across all aspects of palliative care: how we communicate with our patients about their symptoms, grief, cultural and spirit...
Working in healthcare, you will witness major deficiencies in current systems of care for patients and their families, particularly at the end of life...
Working in healthcare, you will witness major deficiencies in current systems of care for patients and their families, particularly at the end of life. Social and economic forces influence care provided at this important time. It is vital that you co...View Details
Comprehensive pain assessment is essential to adequate pain relief. Yet there are many barriers that impede pain assessment and treatment. It is vital that nurses work collaboratively with the patient, family and the interdisciplinary team toward opt...View Details
Those with life-threatening illness will most likely present with multiple symptoms. That is why it is important you be knowledgeable about evidence-based symptom management and optimum treatments. You play a critical role in recognizing, assessing...View Details
Ethical issues and dilemmas are inherent in care provided to patients and their families in palliative care. One of the most important and privileged roles you as a healthcare professional has is that you individually and collectively serve as advoca...View Details
The assessment of culture and spirituality as well as the interventions that support personhood and quality of life are essential in providing excellent palliative care. Throughout this module, you will see that culturally sensitive care includes rec...View Details
Communication is the foundation of all you do in palliative care. Remember that communication is not always verbal. It also includes listening, being present, and “bearing witness.” Communication is a wonderful skill to have and improves over time, e...View Details
As a healthcare professional, you experience a tremendous amount of loss. These memories and losses can accumulate over time and can cause you to experience compassion fatigue and burn-out if not acknowledged. This module will assist you in facilitat...View Details
Family members will always remember the final moments of their loved ones’ life. So, it is critical that you do this well. Care at this time demands attention to the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of patients and the special nee...View Details