Palliative Care

    Course details

    • Code: HLTH.7107
    • Fee: $856*
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Health Studies
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class60 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 2
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)

Course Aim

Students will investigate the concepts of quality of life and quality of dying, reflecting on legal, ethical, cultural, religious and personal viewpoints. The students will critically examine the holistic complexities of a life threatening illness on the individual, family/whanau, community and the health professional's role and responsibilities in response.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Reflect on own values and beliefs in relation to the concepts of quality of life and quality of dying. In addition explore legal, cultural and religious influences on these concepts.
  2. Analyse the impact of life threatening illness on the holistic needs of the individual and their family/whānau.
  3. Critically discuss the health professional’s role and responsibilities toward symptom control from a holistic perspective.
  4. Examine the health professional’s role in responding to Māori experiencing life threatening illness.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017