Advanced course in Symptom management by palliative approach and end-of-life care at home

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Overview

Advancing chronic diseases, with decompensation phases and end of life care that requires a continuous, multidisciplinary approach, are a priority for primary care services. To ensure the continuity of care and responsibility by local facilities, regional strategic planning is aiming towards a new "network" structure of hospitals and local services, and plans to put together nursing teams who visit patients in their homes, offering a range of levels of assistance. From October 2010, as part of the regional development project for palliative care networks, a main Palliative Care centre has been set up in each Local Health Unit's coordination centre. This is in charge of the system of healthcare protection and delivery for chronically ill patients with advanced stages of disease or nearing end of life. These patients, more than others, are recognised as being problematic in terms of skills needed, in that they require nurses with excellent relational skills who are capable of managing complex therapy programmes. The Regional Health Plan recognises the value of local nurses by appointing "nurse case managers" to ensure continuity and coordination of care. The course aims to respond to these issues by training participants in advanced clinical healthcare skills for palliative care.

Course details

Duration
0 years
Controlling body
Comitato scientifico del Corso di Perfezionamento in Gestione dei sintomi con approccio palliativo e cure di fine vita in ambito domiciliare
Type
Advanced postgraduate course
Site
VICENZA
Reference Department
Diagnostics and Public Health
Macro area
Life and Health Sciences
Disciplinary area
Medicine and Surgery






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