Nursing - Principles of Palliative Care in Practice - Module

Participants will study the philosophy of palliative care; quality of life and living with a life limiting illness; local national and international policy and frameworks relating to palliative care; reflection and the therapeutic use of self in the provision of quality palliative care; transitions and the concepts of hope, suffering and compassion; individual and family wellbeing; psychosocial aspects; spiritual dimensions; cultural sensitivity; body image and sexuality; grief and loss in palliative care; communication dynamics; collaborative team working in palliative care; decision making in palliative care and preserving personal integrity.

Award: University Certificate of Study
Qualification: NFQ Level 9 Minor Award

Subjects taught

Principles of Palliative Care in Practice NS6081

Entry requirements

A Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife on the current register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet criteria identified in the English Language qualifications set by the University of Limerick.

Successful completion of this module does not automatically qualify you for entry into a further award. All programme applicants must meet the entry requirements listed if applying for a further award.

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One Semester (12 Weeks) part-time.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: Autumn 2024

Post Course Info

This micro-credential represents a single module within a larger further award (eg. Certificate, Diploma, Masters). By taking this micro-credential you may be eligible to apply for a credit exemption should you progress to study for a further award. The programmes associated with this MicroCred are:

Nursing (Palliative Care) - MSc

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