Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Bachelor Health Care and Nursing
Type of degree: FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme
Full-time
Winter Semester 2022

Course unit title Palliative Care
Course unit code 081611050501
Language of instruction German
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is delivered Winter Semester 2022
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2022
Number of ECTS credits allocated First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 2
Name of lecturer(s) Simone BÖSCH, Ulrike SCHLEINSCHOK


Prerequisites and co-requisites
  • Principles of healthcare and nursing
  • Anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and biophysics
  • Special pathology and complementary medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Law for caregivers
  • Care and case management
  • Communication and conversation in nursing
  • Introduction to care counselling
  • Introduction to nursing science and research
  • Nursing internship 1-4

Course content
  • Attitudes towards death and dying in a social context, particularly taking into account religious and spiritual needs
  • Explanation of terms
  • Specific issues of palliative care
  • Quality of life and patient focus
  • Grieving process and mourning on the part of those affected/relatives and care staff
  • Dealing with dying and death at a personal level
  • History of palliative care and the hospice movement
  • Palliative care in various facilities and at home
  • Requirements of nursing staff
  • Ethical and legal issues of palliative care
  • Making decisions in palliative care
  • Patient decrees/wills
  • Dying with dignity
  • Patient and relative education in a palliative context
  • Palliative and pain medicine

Learning outcomes

Students

  • will be able to describe the basics, principles and history of palliative care
  • will be able to name various professions and their skills in palliative care
  • will have specialist knowledge of symptom management
  • will be able to reflect on their own attitudes and behaviour towards death and dying
  • will be able to discuss challenges in decision-making in palliative care

Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  • Presentation with feedback and reflection
  • Personal experience
  • Case studies

Assessment methods and criteria
  • Written examination
  • Written paper

Comment
  • External seminar with an overnight stay
  • The costs of the overnight stay must be borne by the students

Recommended or required reading
  • Ariès, Philipp u.a. (2015): Geschichte des Todes. 13. Auflage. München: dtv.
  • Aulbert, Eberhard;  Nauck, Friedemann, Radbruch,Lukas (2011): Lehrbuch der Palliativmedizin. 3. Auflage. Stuttgart: Schattauer.
  • Bausewein, Claudia; Roller, Susanne; Voltz, Raymond (2015): Leitfaden Palliativmedizin. 5. Auflage. München: Urban & Fischer.
  • Bausewein, Claudia u.a. (2015): Arzneimitteltherapie in der Palliativmedizin. 2. Auflage. München: Urban & Fischer.
  • Canacakis, Jorgos (2013): Ich begleite dich durch deine Trauer - Lebensfördernde Wege aus dem Trauerlabyrinth. 1. Auflage. Stuttgart: Kreuz. 
  • Eychmüller, Steffen (2015): Palliativmedizin Essentials. Bern: Hans Huber.
  • Feichtner, Angelika (2014): Lehrbuch der Palliativpflege: 4. Auflage. Wien: Facultas.
  • Frankl, Viktor E. (2009): Trotzdem Ja zum Leben sagen – ein Psychologe erlebt das Konzentrationslager. 9. Auflage. München: Kösel.

  • Fritsch, Julie; Sherokee, Ilse (1995): Unendlich ist der Schmerz. Eltern trauern um ihr Kind. 6. Auflage. München: Kösel.

  • Gast, Ursula ; Markert, Elisabeth Ch. (2009): Trauma und Trauer – Impulse aus christlicher Spiritualität und Neurobiologie. 1. Auflage. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta.
  • Kast, Verena (2013): Trauern, Phasen und Chancen eines psychischen Prozesses. 3. Auflage. Stuttgart: Kreuz.
  • Knipping, Cornelia (2008): Lehrbuch Palliativ Care. 2. Auflage. Bern: Hans Huber. 
  • Kojer, Marina; Schmidl, Martina (2016): Demenz und Palliaive Geriatrie in der Praxis. 2. Auflage. Wien: Facultas.  
  • Kulbe, Annette (2010): Sterbebegleitung – Hilfen zur Pflege Sterbender. 2. Auflage. München, Jena: Urban und Fischer.

  • Lenz, Sabine (2014): Die Fähigkeit zu sterben. 2. Auflage. Reinbek: Rowohlt.

  • Longaker, Christine u.a. (2009): Dem Tod begegnen und Hoffnung finden. München: Piper.

  • Rehbock, Theda (2005): Achtung der Autonomie gegenüber „nicht- einwilligungsfähigen“ Patienten? – Zur ethischen Problematik von Patientenverfügungen. Pflege, 18, S. 342 – 344. Bern: Hans Huber.
  • Siegmann-Würth, Lea (2010): Ethik in der Palliative Care. Bern: Peter Lang.

  • Smeding, Ruthmarijke; Heitkönig-Wilp, Margarete (2010): Trauer erschliessen – eine Tafel der Gezeiten. Esslingen: Hospizverlag. 
  • Zeller-Forster, Franziska (1999): Verlust/Trauer. In Silvia Käppeli (Hrsg.): Pflegekonzepte, Band 1. Bern: Hans Huber. Seitenangabe: [S. 119ff]

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Face-to-face course with compulsory attendance