To enable Registered Nurses to develop their knowledge in relationship to supporting individuals and their families in situations of bereavement, loss and change
recognise institutional responses to death and dying.
critically reflect on how bereavement and loss are managed within nursing.
consider the issues related to grief in terminal illness.
utilise knowledge of the key social and cultural aspects of grief in the care of a person and their family with a life threatening illness.
apply ethical theories to the practice setting.
apply knowledge of the impact that a cancer diagnosis and on-going treatment can have on the patient and their family.