Sage Graduate Schools 2010-2011 Catalog

GNT 522 - Palliative Care & Chronic Ill

Palliative care within chronic illness is an interdisciplinary care approach to improve quality of life for clients and their families. As an evolving paradigm, models of palliative care, special population groups, standards of care, delivery systems, and the scope of practice and role responsibilities of multidisciplinary team are explored. Research and best practice related to intervention is evaluated. Common care areas include: quality of life, communications needs, care-giver support, self-care and care needs, spirituality, advocacy, ethical issues, and planning for a good death.

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