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NURS 7645 Pediatric Palliative Care II: Pain, Symptoms, & Suffering (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course will provide an intensive focus on comprehensive, age-appropriate pain and symptom assessment and management with the goal of improving quality of life for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Established standards will be utilized to evaluate outcomes. Management of pain and other symptoms common in children with life-threatening illness as well as barriers to effective symptom relief are discussed in-depth. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological care strategies to improve quality of life, relieve symptoms, and alleviate suffering are discussed within the context of child development and focuses on the role of the APN within the interdisciplinary team.


Instructor(s): Vanessa Battista

Prerequisites: NURS 7640

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Last Updated: 17-Feb-14