Course Title: Provide nursing care for clients requiring palliative care

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5246 Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)

Course Title: Provide nursing care for clients requiring palliative care

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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Course Contact: Carylin Lenehan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4837

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Course Description

This course contains the skills and knowledge required in providing palliative care to clients with life-limiting illness and their family

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not Applicable

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTEN511B Provide nursing care for clients requiring palliative care


1. Recognise the special needs of clients requiring a palliative approach to care

2. Contribute to the care plan for the client at end-of-life

3. Implement nursing interventions for clients with life-limiting illness

4. Assist in evaluating the effectiveness of planned interventions

5. Provide support and services to client and family at end-of-life and after death


Learning Outcomes

• Improve the quality of life for individuals with a life-limiting illness and their families, by reducing their suffering through early identification, assessment and treatment of pain, physical, psychological, social, and spiritual problems.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment worth 100%

There is a Clinical Component attached to this course