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Nutrition and Hydration in Palliative Care
Using a holistic framework, this Video Learning Activity (VLA) explores the reasons why appropriate nutrition and hydration in palliative care is important. The broad nutritional needs of the person approaching end of life are addressed, and practical suggestions for how nurses can accurately assess and manage these needs are provided.
- The role of nutrition in palliative care
- Hydration and Nutritional assessment
- Ethical dilemmas in palliative care
- Signs and symptoms of imminent death
Whilst this VLA will be of interest to all nurses, it may be particularly useful for nurses working in the following settings:
- Palliative care
- Aged care
- Community care
- Acute care
Constipation in Palliative Care
Constipation can cause significant pain and discomfort to the individual experiencing it and is one of the most common concerns for patients who are receiving palliative care. This Video Learning Activity (VLA) focuses on the assessment and management of constipation in palliative care so as to reduce discomfort and improve quality of life.
- Causes and symptoms of constipation
- Assessment of bowel function
- Nursing management of constipation
Whilst this VLA will be of interest to all nurses it will be of particular use to those nurses working in palliative care, aged care, and acute and community care settings.
Nausea and Vomiting in Palliative Care
Nausea and vomiting are symptoms that are commonly experienced by patients with advanced disease. This Video Learning Activity (VLA) explores why this is the case and focuses on strategies to manage nausea and vomiting and maintain comfort of the individual.
- Pathophysiology of nausea and vomiting
- Nursing assessment of nausea and vomiting
- Pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions to reduce nausea and vomiting
Whilst this VLA will be of interest to all nurses, it will be of particular use to those nurses working in palliative care, aged care, and acute and community care settings.
Palliative Care in Aged Care
This Video Learning Activity (VLA) identifies that with the expansion of palliative care in the community, there is a potential gap in the workforce of clinicians and carers that can provide competent quality palliative care services. Primary healthcare providers need to know how to provide advance care planning to people both in the community and within residential aged care facilities.
- Advance care planning
- Advance Care Directives (ACDs)
- When and how to start the conversation
- The palliative approach
- Recognising the dying process
- Using an end of life care plan
This VLA is designed for all staff working in the aged care sector, both in the community and in residential aged care facilities. It is suitable as an introduction to the topic for nurses and to ensure that personal care staff have an awareness of its importance.