Awards
Special Purpose Award
Programme Code: DK_NNPCP_8
 
Mode of Delivery:Part Time, Modular, Distance Education - DKIT
 
No. of Stages:1
NFQ Level:8
Programme Credits:10
Language of Instruction:English
Department:Nursing Midwifery & Early Years
 

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner should be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)The graduate should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the theory, concepts and methods pertaining to palliative care within primary, secondary and long-term healthcare settings.
 (b)The graduate should be able to demonstrate an understanding of holistic person-centered palliative care needs assessment using the national needs assessment framework.
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)The graduate should know and demonstrate an understanding of the relevant biological and related sciences as they apply to palliative care provision; critically analyse and evaluate this knowledge in relation to it's application to practice in a variety of health and social care settings.
 (b)The graduate should have knowledge of the relevant legal and ethical principles and guidelines pertaining to palliative care provision.
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)The graduate should be able to demonstrate evidence based skills essential for palliative care delivery at a generalist level; assess, plan and initiate care and treatment modalities within agreed interdisciplinary protocols to achieve service user centered outcomes and evaluate their effectiveness.
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)The graduate should be able to identify and meet the needs of the service user within contemporary health care practice; act as an effective member of the health care team; participate in a multidisciplinary team approach to care; evaluate practice and use current research findings to underpin palliative care.
 (b)The graduate should be able to demonstrate open sensitive communication skills and interpersonal skills which show compassion and empathy for service users and their families.
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)The graduate should be able to adopt a holistic approach to palliative care needs assessment; plan care in consultation with the service user and his/ her family, taking into consideration the therapeutic regimes of all members of the healthcare team; implement planned care/interventions to acheive identified outcomes; evaluate service user progress towards expected outcomes and review care plans in accordance with evaluation data and in consultation with the service user.
 (b)The graduate should be able to apply palliative care principles when delivering care to meet he needs of palliative patients and their families in any healthcare setting (i.e.) acute care, primary care, community and long-term care.
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)The graduate should be able to effectively support and manage palliative care needs within contemporary healthcare practice and in accordance with their role; demonstrate the ability to work as a team member; determine priorities for care based on need, acuity and optimal time for intervention; faciliate the coordination of care; ensure that care is appropriate, effective and consistent; provide leadership and act as a role model in generalist palliative care within contemporary healthcare practice.
 (b)The graduate should be able to effectively establish and maintain therapeutic interpersonal relationships with service user and their families; identify, disseminate and integrate knowledge in relation to the management of palliative care needs within a range of healthcare practice settings.
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)The graduate should be able to take responsibility for personal and professional development; act to enhance the personal and professional development of self and others; demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning; contribute to the learning experiences of colleagues through support, supervision and teaching.
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)The graduate should be able to provide and articulate professional, legal and ethical practice; demonstrate a sound underpinning of theoretical knowledge that informs practice and is informed by practice; practice within the limits of own competence and take measures to develop own competence; use specialist knowledge to support generalist palliative care within contemporary healthcare practice.
 (b)The graduate should be able to recognize the need to self-care to prevent compassion fatigue and burnout.
 

Stage Schedules

Stage 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
NURS N8184 Palliative Care