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This course is designed around four themes: understanding and caring for self, understanding others; caring for the person, family and whanau living with a terminal illness; the practice of palliative care (therapeutic interventions and treatment modalities); creating and maintaining a centre of excellence and learning. It provides knowledge that is foundational to practice in the area, and introduces the participant to relevant theory, research and critical reflection that is deemed essential to palliative care practice.
1.Critically analyse the application of relevant theory and philosophy, for the provision of holistic palliative care.2. Critically reflect on Te Tiriti o Waitangi and working with diversity in relation to providing culturally appropriate palliative care.3. Demonstrate speciality palliative care knowledge and skills in assessment and clinical judgement for patient, family and whanau care. 4. Critically reflect on the therapeutic use of self, including strategies to develop professional resilience.5. Demonstrate clinical leadership by critically reflecting on your own professional role as part of the interprofessional team.
Subject to approval of the Head of School
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Domestic fee $2,381.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 5 people apply to enrol.
For further information see
School of Health Sciences