To provide health care that’s relevant to community needs, you need to understand the experiences, preferences and care requirements for people with life-limiting conditions.
Topic 1: Principles of palliative care will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to provide quality care, across various health care settings, to people with life-limiting conditions and their families.
Aims & Objectives
After completing this topic, you should be able to:
- describe the core principles of a palliative approach to care
- develop an understanding of the experiences, preferences and care requirements for people with life-limiting conditions.
consider how your own values and beliefs influence your interactions with a person with a life-limiting condition
develop an understanding of the underpinning principles and core values of palliative care.
What is palliative care
Understanding quality of life
reflect on various meanings of death and dying in contemporary society and how they relate to a person’s own experiences of dying
examine the diversity of Australian populations requiring palliative care
describe key concepts associated with cultural competence and cultural safety.
Factors influencing death and dying
Individual factors influencing death and dying
Divers experiences of death and dying
– Cultural safety
– Cultural competence
understand the importance of an individualised approach to caring for people with life-limiting conditions
identify groups and individuals who may benefit from palliative care.
Understanding people’s needs
Who is palliative care for?
Patterns of change
describe the palliative care workforce
identify the rationale for a multidisciplinary approach in providing care for people with life-limiting conditions
outline how to include the principles and core values of palliative care in enrolled nurse practice.
The palliative care workforce
What is a multidisciplinary approach to care?