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DSM's palliative care education in the spotlight

Tuesday, 3 July 2018 2:48pm

Lis Latta_picMuch progress has been made in palliative care education in recent times, yet it still remains an issue as both New Zealanders and current practitioners age.

In order to understand the complexities of education in this area, Dunedin School of Medicine's palliative medicine and end-of-life-care module convenor Lis Latta (pictured right) and co-author Professor Rod MacLeod have collaborated to provide a broad overview of issues related to palliative care education.

From educating undergraduate students to meeting the needs of family carers and staff who work in residential aged care facilities, palliative care training is a highly vulnerable education specialty. Lis addresses this in the publication, which also outlines some of the principles of adult education and discusses the sociopolitical context of palliative and end-of-life care with due consideration to the changing needs of society. The authors also provide examples of the many and varied educational methods that are currently in use including simulation, interprofessional education, and learning in the clinical setting.

Read Palliative Care Education: An Overview by Lis Latta and Rod MacLeod