NU7709 - Clinical Practicum in Palliative care (10 ECTS)
Following completion of this module the student should be able to:
- MLO-1. Identify and achieve learning objectives appropriate to palliative care competencies.
- MLO-2. Bridge the theory practice gap by developing competence in applying the principles of palliative care to the assessment, diagnosis, planning, management, and evaluation of care.
- MLO-3. Observe and critique interdisciplinary team functioning, roles, and dynamics.
- MLO-4. Evaluate evidence-based guidelines, policies and tools that inform practice, and disseminate learning to colleagues and peers.
- MLO-5. Develop critical and reflective skills in adapting to the rapidly changing needs in palliative care.
- MLO-6. Critically appraise approaches to and levels of palliative care.
- MLO-7. Exhibit creativity and effective communication skills in the co-ordination of palliative care / palliative care approach.
- MLO-8. Demonstrate sensitivity to the cultural and personal wishes of individuals with life limiting conditions and their families.
- MLO-9. Involve individuals with palliative care needs (and where appropriate, significant others) in the planning, delivery and evaluation of care / services.
- MLO-10. Strengthen and develop expertise in palliative care practice through the use of enhanced knowledge, reflective skills and research based evidence.
- MLO-11. Practice safely, ethically and legally within the boundaries of the disciplinary roles and scope of practice.
- MLO-12. Apply evidence based approaches to pain and symptom management and psychosocial care to individuals with life limiting conditions and their families.
- Principles of Palliative Care.
- Optimising comfort and quality of life.
- Care planning and collaborative practice.
- Loss, grief and bereavement.
- Professional and ethical practice in the context of palliative care.
Module Learning Aims & Rationale
Clinical practice is integral to the theoretical component of the course / course. This clinical practicum module will complement the theoretical component of the course by allowing the student to apply palliative care concepts and principles within a practice setting.
The aim of the clinical practicum is to enhance the student’s knowledge, skills and competencies in palliative care within the context of malignant and non-malignant conditions, across the lifespan.