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Learning modules

3. Palliative assessment & intervention

To understand a person's symptoms and identify appropriate intervention strategies, a comprehensive, multidimensional approach to assessment is needed.

Overview

MODULE 3: Palliative assessment and intervention will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to identify the health needs of people with life-limiting illnesses. The resource will also help you develop your understanding of the principles for managing common clinical problems in palliative care.

Aims & objectives

After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • describe the epidemiological and clinical features along the illness trajectories of specific life-limiting illnesses
  • explain the principles for assessing common symptoms and health problems associated with life-limiting illnesses
  • explain the principles for management of common symptoms and health problems associated with life-limiting illnesses.