Hospice Palliative Care
Faculty of Nursing
Palliative care aspires to relieve suffering and enhance quality of life for people living with acute or chronic life-threatening illnesses. Nurses specializing in palliative care assist these individuals and those close to them with their physical, psychosocial and spiritual concerns during their life as well as during end-of-life and in the bereavement processes.
Palliative care graduates work full or part-time in the specialty of palliative care or in areas that are inclusive of palliative care patients. Many seek independent practice or are employed in hospices, palliative units, acute care, home care settings, continuing care, or nurse consulting positions, both rural and urban.
Program of Study
|Course ID||Course Name||Credits|
|NURS 475||Ethics in Gerontology and Palliative Care 1||2|
|NURS 476||Leadership in Care Management 1||2|
|NURS 477||Therapeutic Relations in Specialty Practice 1||3|
|NURS 478||Field Project 1||1|
|NURS 483||Conceptualizing Hospice Palliative Care 1||2|
|NURS 484||Pain Assessment and Management 1||4|
|NURS 485||Palliative Symptoms 1||4|
The minimum passing grade for this course is a C-.
The minimum passing grade for a course at MacEwan University is a D unless otherwise noted next to the appropriate course in the program of study.