NU 643 Palliative Care III: Palliative Care & Advanced Practice Nursing (Spring: 3)

Prerequisite: NU 640, permission of instructor/enrollment in the School of Nursing
Corequisite: NU 647
This course will provide advanced content relating to assessment and alleviation of complex symptoms relating to care of patients and families experiencing serious, life-threatening illness. Students will analyze the impact of such illness on patient, family, community, and the health care system. Resource availability and barriers to care are analyzed with the context of various settings. The leadership role of the advanced practice nurse in palliative care is delineated with emphasis on policy development, protocols, standards of practice, fiscal issues, and the role of the nurse leader in the interdisciplinary team.
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Last Updated: 10-JUN-13