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COURSE SYLLABUS

Palliative Nursing 7.5 Credits

Palliativ omvårdnad
Second cycle, O7049H
Version
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2016 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.


Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G VG
Subject
Nursing
Subject group (SCB)
Nursing Science

Entry requirements

O7046H Nursing care with focus on ageing well, 7,5 credits M7011H Geriatric care - diagnostics, treatment and care, 7,5 credits O7045H Dignity and wellbeing in old age, 7,5 credits O7058H Dementia and person-centered nursing care, 7,5 credits


More information about English language requirements


Selection

The selection is based on 20-285 credits



Course Aim
After completing the course the student shall
•    Show in-depth knowledge about, describe and reflect on the concept of person centered care and its importance for the care of older people at the end of life.
•    Show in-depth knowledge about, describe and reflect on the meaning of palliative care philosophy and its importance in eldercare
•    Describe and relate to existing laws, ordinance, and guidelines in palliative care

Skills and abilities
After completing the course the student shall
•    From a person centered care approach independently be able to analyse individual needs and capacities
In the older person and their family at the end of life
•    Independently assess physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and existential needs in older people at the end of life
•    Independently assess, plan, implement, and evaluate palliative care for older people
•    Show ability to handle, administrate and evaluate drug treatments aimed at ease symptoms at the end of life

Judgment and approach
•    Be able to judge and reflect on ethical questions in the end of life care of older people
•    Be able to judge and reflect on own and other reactions before, during, and after death
•    Be able to value and reflect on research in palliative care and nursing

Contents
The course treats the fields palliative nursing philosophy, ethics in palliative care and nursing, specific nursing and current research in the area. For detailed information see course syllabus from Sophiahemmet University: www.sophiahemmethogskola.se

Realization
The course is given in collaboration with the Sophiahemmet University as half-time studies and is web-based. The educational perspective is based on the student having knowledge and experience. The student is assumed to be active and participating in his/her education and responsible for his/her own learning process. The ambition is that the student develops an ability to analyse, explain and evaluate the relationship between the concepts and phenomena that are studied. Learning is stimulated by individual activity, in exchange and interaction with others and linked to the student's own knowledge and earlier experience. The working methods vary between individual work, work in study groups, lectures, literature studies, seminars and directed study assignments adapted to the on-the-job education.

Examination
Written individual examination assignment, web-based seminars and clinical examination

Remarks
The course is included in specialist education within elderly care and is given for second-cycle studies. The course is given by Sophiahemmet University

Examiner
Stefan Sävenstedt

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2015 Sp 2
Andershed, B., Ternestedt, B.-M., & Håkanson, C. (Red). (2013). Palliativ vård: Begrepp och perspektiv i teori och praktik. Lund: Studentlitteratur. (Valda delar).
Beck, I. (2013). Att fokusera på ”varandet” i en värld av görande: Stöd till personalen i ett palliativt förhållningssätt vid vård- och omsorgsboende för äldre. Doktorsavhandling, Lunds Universitet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för hälsa vård och samhälle. FULLTEXT: http://www.hkr.se/pagefiles/33237/Ingela_Beck_Avhandling_offentlig.pdf
Edvardsson, D. (Red.). (2010). Personcentrerad omvårdnad i teori och praktik. Lund: Studentlitteratur. 136 s.
Forsberg, C., & Wengström, Y. (2008). Att göra systematiska litteraturstudier: Värdering, analys och presentation av omvårdnadsforskning (2. uppl.). Stockholm: Natur och kultur. (Valda delar). Alternativt senare upplaga
Kaasa, S. (Red.). (2002). Palliativ behandling och vård. Lund: Studentlitteratur. (Valda delar).
Polit, D. F., & Beck C. T. (2012). Nursing research: Generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice (9th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (Valda delar).
Raadu, G. (Sammanställare). Författningshandbok för personal inom hälso- och sjukvården (Senaste upplagan). Stockholm: Liber.
Sandman, L., & Woods, S. (Red.). (2003). God palliativ vård: Etiska och filosofiska aspekter. Lund: Studentlitteratur. 221 s.
Socialstyrelsen. (2007). Forskning som speglar vården i livets slutskede: Sammanställning av aktuell forskning. Stockholm: Socialstyrelsen. 162 s.
FULLTEXT: http://www.socialstyrelsen.se/Lists/Artikelkatalog/Attachments/9185/2007-123-13_200712313.pdf
Strang, P. (2007). Livsglädjen och det djupa allvaret: Om existentiell kris och välbefinnande.
Stockholm: Natur och kultur. 159 s.
Strang, P., & Beck-Friis, B., &. (Red.). (2012). Palliativ medicin (4. uppl.). Stockholm: Liber. (Valda delar).
Tabloski, P. A. (2010). Gerontological nursing (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, N.J: Pearson Prentice Hill. (Valda delar). Alternativt senare upplaga.
Ternestedt, B-M., Österlind, J., Henoch, I., & Andershed, B. (2012). De 6 S:n: En modell för personcentrerad palliativ vård. Lund: Studenlitteratur. (Valda delar).
Vetenskapliga artiklar, styrdokument och internetlänkar tillkommer.

Rekommenderad litteratur
Haegerstam, G. (2008). Smärta: Ett mångfacetterat problem. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Jarrett, L. (Ed.). (2007). Creative engagement in palliative care: New perspectives on user involvement. Abingdon: Radcliffe.
Stevens, E., Jackson, S., & Milligan, S. (Eds). (2009). Palliative nursing: Across the spectrum of care. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.

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Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

Items/credits
NumberTypeCreditsGrade
0001Literature review7.5U G VG

Syllabus established
by 15 Mar 2012

Last revised
by 12 Feb 2016