Course Title: Provide end of life care and a palliative approach in nursing practice

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5417 Diploma of Nursing

Course Title: Provide end of life care and a palliative approach in nursing practice

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 70

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Important Information:

Please note that this course will have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities.
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Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

NURS5432C

City Campus

TAFE

535T Social Care and Health

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2022

NURS5433C

Bundoora Campus

TAFE

535T Social Care and Health

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2022

Course Contact: Rosemarie Russell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 7478

Course Contact Email: rosemarie.russell@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

In this course, you will gain knowledge of the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide a person-centred approach to palliative and end of life care in primary health care, hospitals, hospices, home and community care, and long-term care facilities.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Nil



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTENN068 Provide end of life care and a palliative approach in nursing practice

Elements:

1. Identify and apply palliative approach to care.

2. Support families and carers using palliative care approach.

3. Identify needs of a person requiring end of life care.

4. Identify and respond to signs of deterioration and the stages of dying.

5. Provide care after death.

6. Recognise and reflect on own emotional self-care.


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements. 


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral/written presentations and through the application of learned skills and insights. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on CANVAS.