Description

This module, previously known as Non-Malignant Palliative Care, is aimed at any health care professional who participates in the delivery and management of care for people experiencing long-term symptoms, their families and carers. This module explores the aetiology and impact of major long-term life limiting disease and focuses on the role of symptom management in improving the patient’s quality of life.On completion of the module successful students will be able to suggest, initiate and vary treatment in response to individual needs. They will demonstrate sound knowledge of the literature relevant to symptom relief and supportive and palliative care in relation to the delivery of holistic, evidence based care to patients, their families and carers.