Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Table of Contents


Program overview

Module 1 – Symptom Management and Comfort Care

Assessment of patient symptoms
Palliative interventions
Introduction to five patients for assessments and interventions

Module 2 – Communication and Conflict Resolution

Principles of family care
Learning communication skills for difficult situations
Helping exhausted parents
Managing rude or angry family members
Dealing with grieving families
Revisit three of the original patient rooms to care for families

Module 3 – Withdrawing and Withholding Life Support

Helping families deal with challenging decisions at end-of-life
Deciding to provide or prolong life support
Supporting family in end-of-life decision making
Revisit two of the original patients to address challenges in decision making



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