|1.||Contextualise the philosophy and practise of palliative care in community settings;|
|2.||Evaluate and investigate the common dying trajectories of adults and older people with a life limiting illness and differentiate between the decline in malignant and non-malignant conditions;|
|3.||Explicate the concepts of social, psychological and biological death and describe their application to patients and caregivers;|
|4.||Critically review the concepts of advance directives, advanced care planning and their relevance to local legislative frameworks, interpreting the implications of these for practice; and|
|5.||Debrief the implications of loss and grief on families, carers and staff within this population of adults and older people.|
|Assignment||Reflection (500 words)||10%|
|Research Paper||Assessment and clinical management of symptoms (2500 words)||50%|
|Case Study||Physical, social and psychological dying (2000 words)||40%|
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