Learning Objectives

On completion of this module participants will gain knowledge in:

  • The History of Palliative and End of Life Care
  • World Health Organization (WHO) Definition of Palliative Care (2002)
  • Global Challenges
  • The Approach to Palliative and End of Life Care
  • The Stages of Dying
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Guardianship
  • Advanced Care Directive
  • Goals of Care Designation

Select the materials tab above to view the references for Module 1.


Ferris FD, Balfour HM, Bowen K, Farley J, Hardwick M, Lamontagne C, Lundy M, Syme A, West P. A Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care: Based on National Principles and Norms of Practice. A Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, 2002.
Page 15, Figure 7.

Hawley P. (2015) The Bow Tie Model of 21st Century Palliative Care. The Canadian Virtual Hospice

Kubler-Ross, E. (1969) On Death and Dying. McMillan publishing company New York

WHO Definition of palliative care/WHO Definition of palliative care for children. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2002 (http://www.who.int/cancer/palliative/definition/en/, accessed 24th September 2020).












Australian palliative care strategy


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