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Gippsland Region Palliative Care Consortium (LRH)

Physical Assessment of the Palliative Patient

For experienced nurses to enhance skills, knowledge and competence in the process of conducting a physical assessment for a palliative care patient. This education is face-to-face, requiring practical hands-on assessment of a patient. Please remember to bring your stethoscope.

At the end of this masterclass, you will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose and process for conducting a systematic approach to physical assessment for a palliative care patient.
  • Perform an accurate and detailed clinical assessment with a focus on abdominal and respiratory systems.

Content within this masterclass aligns with elements contained in:

  • NSQHS National Standards 2021
  • RACGP Standards 2020
  • Aged Care Standards 2020
  • RACP Standards 2021
  • Palliative Care Australia Standards 2018