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Dying and Palliative Care

To enable Registered Nurses to further develop their knowledge in relation to provision of holistic care for patients and their families/whānau during palliative care and dying.

Course Code GCDY701
Level 7
Credits 5


Apply knowledge of the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of common symptoms experienced by patients living with life limiting conditions.

Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts of best practice in delivering palliative care to a patient and their families/whānau to maximise symptom prevention and control.

Critically analyse challenging issues in the provision of care to patients and their families/whānau that are living with life limiting conditions.

Critically reflect on the professional role of the nurse when working in partnership with patients and their families/whānau living with life limiting conditions.

Delivered as part of the following programmes