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    Perceptions of pain, management of pain, psychosocial impact of terminal illness, coping, personal management strategies.

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    Paper title Advanced Healthcare Communication
    Subject Radiation Therapy
    EFTS 0.0833
    Points 10 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (8 July 2024 - 8 November 2024) (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $753.20
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    RADT 125 and RADT 126
    Limited to
    Teaching staff

    Hazel Neser


    Norman, E. (Ed.) (2019). Communication skills: For nursing and healthcare students. Lantern Publishing Ltd.

    Opai, K. (2021). Tikanga: An introduction to te ao Māori. Aotearoa Books.

    Wepa, D. (2015). (2nd Ed.) Cultural Safety in Aotearoa New Zealand.

    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
    • Describe how health equity could be improved in palliative care outcomes for Māori
    • 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


    Semester 2 (8 July 2024 - 8 November 2024)

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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