Perceptions of pain, management of pain, psychosocial impact of terminal illness, coping, personal management strategies.
|Paper title||Advanced Healthcare Communication|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$732.71|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- RADT 125 and RADT 126
- Limited to
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Radiation Therapy's website
- Teaching staff
Boog, K.M. and Tester, C.Y.(2007). Palliative care: A practical guide for the health professional. Elsevier: Churchill Livingstone.
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.