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Palliative and End of Life Care: Symptom Management Level 6 6KNIN643

Key information

Subject area:

Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care

Course type:

Assessed Module

Credit level:


Credit value:



Available course dates:

To be confirmed

Course overview

The module considers the role of the nurse in symptom management and the provision of physical, psychological, social and spiritual support in order to achieve the best possible quality of life for patients and their families. Clinical staff from St Christopher’s Hospice and other clinical settings are part of the teaching team for the module ensuring that content is up to date and evidence based.

This module is also available at level 7 – Palliative and End of Life Care: Symptom Management Level 7 7KNIM745.

What will I achieve?

By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

· Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the common symptoms of advanced progressive illness and their impact on patients and their families.

· Critically evaluate the evidence base that underpins palliative symptom management and apply to own practice.

· Critically evaluate the skills and resources necessary to effectively assesses, manage, and evaluate symptoms of advanced progressive disease.

· Reflect on the nurse’s contribution to the delivery of holistic care.

· Critically reflect on the role of inter professional team in palliative care symptom management

· Demonstrate a critical awareness of the influence of national and local policy initiatives on palliative care symptom management

· Critically reflect on the barriers to effective symptom management and consider solutions

· Question and debate ethical and legal issues that influence palliative care symptom management.

Who will I learn with?

Karen Gillett

Lecturer in Adult Nursing

Who is this for?

Qualified nurses

How will I be assessed?

2000 word essay

What is the teaching schedule?

Term 2 -

22/01, 23/01, 24/01/2024 - Class room

3 days at St Christopher's Hospice = 26/02, 27/02, 28/02

Course status:

Course closed

Full fee £1720

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