Learn about pain and symptom management in the context of palliative and end of life care and enhance your skills in the management of pain and the relief of symptoms. Gain a better understanding of pharmacological intervention. Help patients and their families to achieve a better quality of life, through the analysis and effective management of pain and the relief of symptoms.
Managing a patient’s pain and symptoms is at the heart of good palliative care. This course enables practitioners working with patients in any care setting to enhance their skills in pain management and the relief of suffering.
You’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of effective strategies for the relief of pain and symptoms. You’ll explore the concept of ‘total pain’ and the associated notion of suffering. You’ll learn about pharmacological interventions and the value of the multi-disciplinary team.
You will develop your ability to:
If you enjoy this module, you can continue your studies and achieve a degree with ourBSc (Hons) Palliative & End of Life Care (top-up) course.
If you work in a palliative care setting, or any other clinical and/or supportive care environment, involved with end-of-life care, this module will be of benefit to you.
Short course continuing professional development (12 weeks)
September 2017, January 2018
Part-time postgraduate (Up to 5 years)
January 2018, September 2017
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