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Perceptions of pain, management of pain, psychosocial impact of terminal illness, coping, personal management strategies.
|Paper title||Advanced Healthcare Communication|
|Teaching period||Second Semester (5 July 2021 - 5 November 2021)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$701.22|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,590.81|
- RADT 125 and RADT 126
- Limited to
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Radiation Therapy's website
- Teaching staff
Principles and practice of palliative care and supportive oncology. Ann Berger (Ann M.); John L. Shuster; Jamie H. Von Roenn; Ovid Technologies, Inc. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2013
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
- Describe factors that may influence an individual's perception of pain, including cancer-related pain (curative and palliative), and relate these to the role of the radiation therapist
- Identify non-pharmacological methods of pain management and relate these to the role of the radiation therapist
- Discuss the psychosocial impact of terminal illness on an individual and their family
- Identify appropriate responses to individuals and their family who are coping with terminal illness
- Discuss appropriate personal management strategies to lessen the impact on self of working with patients who are in pain and/or terminally ill
- Discuss the impact of delivering palliative treatment on teams