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Details
CPD50m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)53
Publish Date15 November 2016
Review Date06 August 2019
Expiry Date15 November 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

Constipation can cause significant pain and discomfort to the individual experiencing it and is one of the most common concerns for patients who are receiving palliative care. This Course focuses on the assessment and management of constipation in palliative care so as to reduce discomfort and improve quality of life.

Topics include:

  • Causes and symptoms of constipation
  • Assessment of bowel function
  • Nursing management of constipation

Target audience

All healthcare professionals, particularly nurses working in palliative care, aged care, and acute and community care settings.

Purpose

Assist health professionals in the application of best available evidence and expert opinion for the assessment and management of constipation in palliative care.

Need

Constipation is a clinically significant cause of distress for people receiving palliative care and family members who care for them.

With sound assessment, we can identify a constellation of strategies to address the management of constipation in those receiving palliative care. The need for education in the causes of, approaches to assessment of, and intervention strategies for constipation is required.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the significance of constipation in palliative care
  • Describe how the bowel function of a person receiving palliative care may be assessed
  • Identify management strategies for constipation in the person with advanced disease

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

Portrait of John Rosenberg
John Rosenberg

Dr John Rosenberg is a Registered Nurse with a clinical background in community-based palliative care. He has worked as an educator and researcher in care of people at the end of life. John was responsible for the development of the postgraduate Chronic Disease Management and Palliative Care suite of courses at the University of Queensland School of Nursing and Midwifery. He is a co-author of the Framework of Competency Standards for Specialist Palliative Care Nursing Practice. John is the immediate past President of Palliative Care Nurses Australia Inc., the peak body for nurses in Australia caring for people at the end of life. He was the inaugural Director of the Calvary Centre for Palliative Care Research in Canberra with the Australian Catholic University. John currently works as a Research Fellow in the Centre for Research Excellence in End of Life Care at Queensland University of Technology.

Details
CPD50m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)53
Publish Date15 November 2016
Review Date06 August 2019
Expiry Date15 November 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Palliative Care
Clinical Assessment
Continence Nursing
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Further Learning

Learner Reviews

4.6

53 Total Rating(s)

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Mary McDonald
20 Apr 2019

Good

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Rachiel Kagonda
17 Apr 2019

Very good

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Trish Kleeman
12 Apr 2019

Good content

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Anna kasprzak
11 Apr 2019

Well presented lecture. Valued information about constipation in pall care have been shared. Thank you

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Christina Kansakar
07 Apr 2019

very informative

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Ranilo Martinez
06 Apr 2019

Constipation in palliative care is a day to day experience in my place of work.

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Helen Sebastian
06 Apr 2019

Excellent

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Kabita Ghimire
03 Apr 2019

Great knowledge.

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Jennifer Jessop
01 Apr 2019

This information was informative and presented in a basic manner

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Lorraine Robertson
30 Mar 2019

Good