By completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:
- Articulate the role of the health care professional within their respective philosophical, theoretical framework of practice.
- Utilize assessment frameworks to plan, intervene and evaluate end of life care.
- Communicate effectively and compassionately with culturally diverse patients, families and team members.
- Apply legal and ethical principles in the analysis of complex issues at the end of life care recognizing the influence of personal values, professional codes and patient and family preferences.
- Collaborate with members of the interdisciplinary team members, community agencies and patients/families in implementing their respective roles in end of life care.
- Identify areas of professional growth and develop confidence in providing quality end of life care.
Minimum of 12 credits. Students may choose any four of the following programs:
- The Global Impact of AIDS: Person, Family, Community
- Principles and Practice of End of Life Care
- Death, Dying and Bereavement
- Symptom Management in End of Life Care
- Case Management in End of Life Care
- Multidisciplinary Wound Care
- Spirituality in Life Transitions