Introduction to Palliative Care Short Course by yyy55749


									Course delivery
Dynamic course delivery will provide a supportive
learner-centred program. Workshops will be
complimented by the use of online web-based
activities and personal study. The course will
be delivered flexibly to address the needs of          Prescribed text book                                                                    Introduction to
rural and remote participants.                        Therapeutic Guidelines. Palliative Care. Version 2
                                                      Available at:
                                                                                                                                              Palliative Care
Course length: 13 weeks                               $39.00 each + postage $7.50                                                             Short Course
Online with Tutor Support:                            Course costs                                                                            School of Nursing and Midwifery
Four full-day interactive workshops                                                                                                           Short Courses Program
(10 am – 4.30 pm) at Monash University,               • $1000 per participant (including GST)                                                 February – May 2010
Gippsland, Churchill campus
                                                      • Discount available to applicants
Workshop dates for 2010:                                employed by services within the Gippsland
February 17, March 10, April 14 and May 5               Region Palliative Care Consortium:
                                                        $850 per participant (including GST)
Clinical component
Ten days mentor guided competency development.        • Clinical component: Funded by employer
Clinical time may take the form of time release
                                                      Class size limited to 30 per intake.
or acknowledgement of relevant competency
development by the participant’s mentor during
                                                      Course enquiries
normal work activities.
                                                      Katrina Recoche (Lecturer)
Assessment                                            School of Nursing and Midwifery
• Workshop participation and interaction              Email:

• Four online quizzes
                                                      Course registration enquiries
• Clinical competency                                 Karen Cordell
                                                      School of Nursing and Midwifery
• Essay (optional)                                    Email:
                                                      Tel:     +61 3 9904 4378
“I have enjoyed the workshops, discussing, learning   Fax:     +61 3 9904 4130
and reinforcing my passion in palliative care.”
                                                      This course uses resources developed by the Palliative Care Curriculum
“I believe I will be a better nurse because I have    for Undergraduate Students (PCC4U) project funded by the Australian
already gained confidence, reinforcement and new       Government Department of Health and Ageing.
knowledge to enhance my nursing skills.”              Disclaimer: The information in this brochure was correct at the time of publication.
                                                      Monash University reserves the right to alter this information should the need arise.
                                                      CRICOS provider: Monash University 00008C. December 2009. TSG240288
Introduction to Palliative Care Short Course
Palliative care is part of                         Prerequisites                                           Course objectives
                                                                                                           In completing this short course, participants will
                                                   Year 12 or equivalent
good healthcare provision.                         Short course participants must have an employer         be able to:
                                                   who is supportive of the student undertaking the
                                                                                                           • Communicate effectively in the context of an
In response to service demand, this exciting       program and is willing to provide clinical activities
                                                                                                             individuals responses to loss and grief, existential
new course has been developed to improve           and a clinical mentor.
                                                                                                             challenges, uncertainty and changing goals of care.
the capacity of healthcare providers to            Pre-registration
support people approaching end of life,            Please discuss your interest in undertaking the
                                                                                                           • Appreciate and respect the diverse human and
                                                                                                             clinical responses of each individual throughout
and their families. National guidelines for        Introduction to Palliative Care Short Course and
                                                                                                             their illness trajectory.
the palliative care education of generalist        selecting an appropriate mentor with your employer.
                                                   If you do not have access to an appropriate mentor
health professionals and the national                                                                      • Describe the principles of assessment
                                                   in your workplace, please contact the Gippsland
standards for the provision of palliative          Region Palliative Care Consortium for assistance.         and management of clinical and supportive
care underpin this course.                                                                                   care needs.

                                                   Recognition                                             • Reflect and evaluate their own professional
The Introduction to Palliative Care Short
                                                                                                             and personal experiences and recognise their
Course is recommended for nurses from all          Participants will be issued with a certificate
                                                                                                             cumulative impact on self and others.
                                                   of completion.
fields of practice, personal care attendants,
and allied health professionals.                                                                           Learning modules

As a participant in this course you will be                                                                • Module 1: Principles of palliative care.
challenged by an innovative approach to
learning based on best practice principles,                                                                • Module 2: Communication in palliative care.
in line with health policy direction.

Participants of this short course who wish                                                                 • Module 3: Principles for clinical assessment
                                                                                                                       and intervention in palliative care.
to develop the skills of a specialist palliative
care nurse or other health professional
will be encouraged to enter specialist                                                                     • Module 4: Optimising function in palliative care.
postgraduate studies.

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