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Learning modules

3: Caring for children with life-limiting conditions

To provide care that is responsive to the specific needs of children with life-limiting conditions and their families, it is important to understand the social, personal and illness experiences of individuals facing such a condition and how the principles of palliative care can be applied to support children and their families.

Overview

TOPIC 3: Caring for children with life-limiting conditions will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to provide care, across various health care settings, to children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

Aims & objectives

After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • discuss the key principles associated with caring for children with life-limiting conditions and their families
  • describe the process of assessment and management of children with a life-limiting illness and their families, through an interdisciplinary approach to care
  • identify strategies to facilitate coordination of care for children with a life-limiting condition, their families and their communities.