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Certificate of Palliative Care

$399.00

Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

If you are looking to advance your career in the health and community care sector, this online palliative care course is an excellent choice to broaden your knowledge base.

The Certificate of Palliative Care is an online professional development program that will provide you with the awareness, knowledge, skills and values required to care for clients with a life-limiting illness and/or normal ageing process within a palliative care context.

You will be enabled to contribute to the development, implementation, evaluation and communication of a care plans for clients using a palliative care approach. This program is ideal for those working in any healthcare setting who may be involved in the provision of palliative care to adult clients and their families.

On completion of this course, you will feel confident to work in a palliative care role in a range of settings, including hospice, home care, residential aged care facilities, and hospitals.

Course Structure

Unit 1 - Deliver care services using a palliative approach

  • Apply a palliative approach
  • Curative and palliative approaches
  • Palliative care
  • Curative care
  • A palliative approach
  • End-of-life (terminal) care
  • Principles and aims
  • Palliative settings
  • A team approach
  • Holistic care
  • Prognostication
  • Quality of life choices
  • Sharing information
  • Communication problems
  • Establishing rapport
  • Client care plan needs
  • Dignity
  • Differences
  • Cultural needs
  • Interpreter services
  • Indigenous Australians
  • Spiritual and cultural issues
  • Providing emotional support
  • Client and carer relationship
  • Advanced care directives
  • Documentation
  • Legal and ethical implications
  • Will preparation
  • Code of ethics
  • Legislation
  • End-of-life decisions
  • Legal requirements
  • Do not resuscitate
  • Dignity
  • Location
  • Carer stress
  • Supporting carers
  • End-of-life strategies
  • Care plan changes
  • Family / carer support
  • Dignity following death
  • Suicide / euthanasia
  • Pain
  • Respiration
  • End-of-life stages
  • Imminent death / deterioration
  • Grief counselling
  • Signs of pain
  • Identify symptoms
  • Pain assessment
  • Incident pain
  • Tolerance, dependence and addiction
  • Fatigue
  • Pain relieving medication
  • Pain management issues
  • Personal emotional and ethical issues
  • Responses to death and dying
  • Team bereavement support
  • Policies and procedures
  • Managing emotional responses

Unit 2 - Plan for and provide care services using a palliative approach

  • Approach to palliative client care
  • Curative and palliative differences
  • Palliative care Australia (PCA)
  • Curative care
  • Palliative approach
  • Care plans
  • Transitions
  • Holistic approaches
  • Hospice team care
  • Principles and aims of care plans
  • Quality of life choices
  • Developing the plan
  • Client needs – consultation
  • Changes to plans
  • Spiritual and holistic needs
  • Diversity
  • Dignity and social context
  • Differences and stereotyping
  • Interpreter services
  • Privacy
  • Indigenous Australians
  • Client freedom
  • Client and carer roles
  • Address client issues
  • Provide emotional support
  • Legal and ethical implications
  • Ethics
  • Privacy
  • Documentation
  • Code of ethics
  • Legislation
  • Communication
  • Advanced care directives
  • Documentation
  • Legal and ethical implications
  • Will preparation
  • Code of ethics
  • Legislation
  • End-of-life decisions
  • Legal requirements
  • Do not resuscitate
  • Dignity
  • Location
  • Carer stress
  • Supporting carers
  • Supporting end-of-life decisions
  • Legal requirements
  • Suicide / euthanasia
  • Supporting care workers
  • End-of-life strategies
  • Cultural and spiritual wishes
  • Respecting dignity
  • Pain and discomfort
  • End of life
  • Imminent death / deterioration
  • Family carer support
  • Changes on the care plan
  • Client / family emotional needs
  • Alleviate pain
  • Promote comfort in care plan
  • Pain relief
  • Tolerance, dependence and addiction
  • Fatigue
  • Monitor and evaluate
  • Pain assessment
  • Incident pain
  • Policies procedures and legislation
  • Effectiveness of pain relief

Assessment

Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.
 

Payment Information

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Benefits

  • Recognised by employers as professional development;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • Access to high-quality courses written by industry experts;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate of Attainment issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
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$399.00