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HSIP813 – Palliative Care

Module code
Module title
Palliative Care
This module is designed to enable practitioners to advance their knowledge and skills in palliative care. The module fosters an approach to learning that supports critical inquiry in this area of practice. Students will develop an understanding of the diverse contexts of palliative care and explore and deconstruct the discourses of chronic illness, death and dying.
  • HL0502
  • HS1102
  • HS1103
  • HS1701
  • NU0010
  • NU0015
NZQA Level
Level 8
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1.Understand and incorporate knowledge of the diverse realties of people experiencing palliative care.
2.Critically analyse and utilise health promoting approaches that enhance the well-being of people, family and whnau.
3.Critically analyse and employ evidence-based research to inform practice development.
4.Critically examine legal, ethical and professional responsibilities in practice with palliative care.
-Evidence-based inquiry approaches to inform practice development
-Epidemiologic and demographic trends
-Health care policy, trends and approaches to palliative care
-Psychosocial considerations
-Relational practice
-Ethical, legal and professional responsibilities for practice
-Cultural safety and the Treaty of Waitangi
-Balancing dependent and independent needs
-Health promotion
-Spiritual care
-Death & dying

Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching and learning in this online web enabled module will involve theoretical and online sessions including tutorials, workshops, group activities, discussion, independent learning, and assignments.

Assessment Criteria
Online activities Short asynchronous discussions20
Reflection on a palliative relationshipReflective essay40
Case review Critical case review of a person in palliative care 40

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