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HEA8105 Perspectives on `End-of-Life'

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Nursing and Midwifery
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: PDEV or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GDNG or GCNG


The population is ageing and is projected to increase significantly over the next several decades in Australia and internationally in developed counties. Arising from this will be an increased prevalence of life limiting illness, due to progressive, incurable disease and or chronic, non-malignant disease and as such, there will be an increased demand for access to quality palliative care. This course has been developed to provide postgraduate students, especially new Registered Nurses, the knowledge and skills to enable them to practice competently and confidently in the contemporary health settings, delivering quality, palliative care approach – quality of life that meets and exceeds the individual, their family and their carer’s expectations and regulatory requirements.

The course provides an opportunity for health care professionals to further develop their knowledge and skills in relation to end-of-life, explore palliative care approaches, and practices supporting loss and bereavement.

Health professionals will explore related theory, historical influences, cultural influences, and models of practice with a balance of application to practice for both malignant and non-malignant palliative illnesses. Concepts will reflect a range of health care settings, across the lifespan, and include interdisciplinary assessment, critical thinking and clinical decision making processes to promote holistic, person-centred care. The role of family/significant other in the caregiving process will be reflected throughout the course.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 10 February 2023