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Learning modules

1. Principles of palliative care

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 illnesses.

Overview

MODULE 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 illnesses and their families.

Aims & objectives

You'll develop an understanding of the social and personal experiences of people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. This module will also cover the core principles of palliative care.

After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • analyse the impact historical trends have on community perceptions about death, dying and bereavement in contemporary society
  • recognise how your own values and beliefs about death and dying affect your responses and interactions with people with  life-limiting illnesses and their families
  • describe the core principles of palliative care.