Academic Catalog 2022–2023

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PHA567Q Special Topics: Palliative Care

[1–0, 1 cr.]

This is an introductory course in which students will learn about the basic principles of palliative care. This course will lay the foundation for effective communication with patients, families, and colleagues. Students will also familiarize themselves with the psychological, emotional, social, cultural and spiritual aspects of care in advanced illness, including grief, bereavement, and self-care. The second part of the course will focus on symptom management. A case-based learning model will be used in this part to master content. The students will follow one patient case from diagnosis until death and bereavement.

Co-requisites: Professional Year 2 status