Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9304185182012Palliative Care and End of Life CareCompulsory126
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objective is to ensure that master students comprehend the importance of palliative care in elderly with incurable disease and the importance of nursing care in the end-of-life care, that they obtain the basic information to guide the management of nursing care and that they comprehend, adopt and apply the palliative care principles.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Fisun ŞENUZUN AYKAR Prof. Dr. Yasemin YILDIRIM
Learning Outcomes
11. To able to state the basic concepts related to palliative care and end of life care that will be based teorical and practical knowledge.
22. To able to use of required communication ways for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary team working and provide effective communication with nursing and other health disciplines.
33. To able to act proper to evidence based and ethical values related to palliative care and end of life care in clinical practice and research
44. To able to follow current developments about palliative care and end of life care, to sistematically transfer as written, orally and visually of own studies to health related groups and different groups.
55. To able to create new information integrating knowledge of palliative care and end of life care with knowledge from different disciplines.
66. To able to gain view of critical thinking about how is directed the nursing practices by health care policy in palliative care and end of life care.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
This course includes the concept of palliative care/end of life care, health policy related to palliative care in the world and in Turkey, symptom management model, diseases such as cancer, heart failure, COPD, dementia, and HIV/AIDS of palliative care/end of life care, ethical and legal issues in end of life care, the concept of good death, and bereavement, and grief.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Course introduction The Concept of Palliative Care Individual work on homework problems, reading
2The Aims and Philosophy of Palliative CareIndividual work on homework problems, reading
3Development of Palliative Care and Palliative Care in Turkey and in the WorldIndividual work on homework problems, reading
4Health care policy approaches, solving factors, obstacles and problems affecting palliative care, health system and financial direction in terms of palliative careIndividual work on homework problems, reading
5Symptom Management Model in Palliative CareIndividual work on homework problems, reading
6Palliative Care/End of Life Care of Patients in Elderly with Cancer Individual work on homework problems, reading
7Palliative Care/End of Life Care of Patients in Elderly with Cancer Individual work on homework problems, reading
8Midterm examination Self-study for mid-term exam
9Palliative Care/End of Life Care of Patients in Elderly with Heart FailureIndividual work on homework problems, reading
10Palliative Care / End-of-Life Care for the Elderly with DementiaIndividual work on homework problems, reading
11Palliative Care/End of Life Care of Patients in Elderly with COPD/AsthmaIndividual work on homework problems, reading
12Palliative Care/End of Life Care of Patients in Elderly with HIV/AIDSIndividual work on homework problems, reading
13Ethical and legal aspects of end of life careIndividual work on homework problems, reading
14Good Death Individual work on homework problems, reading
15Loss / Bereavement ProcessIndividual work on homework problems, reading
16Final examSelf-study for final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Recommended References: 1. Capezuti E., Zwicker D. Mezey M. Et.al. Evidence Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols For Best Practice. Springer Publishing Company. NewYork, Third Edition, 2008. 2. Cimete G. Yaşam sonu bakım, ölümcül hastalarda bütüncül yaklaşım. Nobel tıp kitabevleri, Nobel matbaacılık, İstanbul 2002. 3. Corner J, Bailkey C. Cancer Nursing Care in Context, Second Edition, Blackwell Publishing, 2008. 4. Davies E. Higgonson IJ. Better palliative care for older people. World Health Organization, 2004. 5. Kuebler KK. Esper P. Palliative Practices form A-Z for bedside clinician.2002. oncology nursing society. 6. Otto SE. Oncology Nursing, Fourth Edition, Mosby: 2001. 7. Yarbro CH, Frogge MH, Goodman M. Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice, Sixth Edition, Jones And Bartlett Publishers: 2005 8. Yarbro CH, Frogge MH, Goodman M. Cancer Symptom Management, Third Edition, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2004.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Attending Lectures16348
Report Preparation14228
Report Presentation14342
Self Study14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination133
Individual Study for Final Examination133
Reading14228
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)180
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