NRSG374 - Principles of Nursing a Palliative Approach

10 cp
Prerequisites For students enrolled in the BN, the BN/BBA or the BN/BP: Completion of a minimum of 140 credit points;
For BN(EN) students: Nil
Teaching Organisation

The Registered Nurse plays a central role in the provision of health care for people who experience health alterations which result in progressive decline in health and ultimately death. Health alterations occur across a range of settings and it is a requirement that the nurse is able to provide care for people experiencing these alterations. This unit is required by students to assist their ongoing development of theoretical knowledge underpinning nursing care for the person requiring a palliative approach in the end stage of their illness.

This unit will enable students to develop knowledge and skills for person –centred, evidence –based nursing care of the person with a life limiting illness to ensure the best possible quality of life for the person and their family. Key principles that underpin best practice will be demonstrated by the use of evidence –based case studies. The nurse’s role in the provision of a palliative approach will be explored across a variety of settings and patient journeys within a context of multi –disciplinary care. The content contained within this unit is instrumental in informing nursing students’ future clinical practice across a variety of settings.

The aim of this unit is to support students to develop an understanding of an evidence based palliative approach within a range of care settings and across the lifespan.