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Professional Development Resource - Promoting Best Practice
Due date: 04/09/20
Weighting: 50% Topic: Palliative Care for Patient with Dementia
Length and/or format: Education Portfolio/Booklet or Narrated PowerPoint
Purpose: Students are required to demonstrate their understanding of the Palliative Care approach to healthcare delivery and the promotion of best practice in the clinical area. Each student will develop a professional development resource to educate peers about an important Palliative Care issue, supported by National Palliative Care Standards. The intended audience for this resource is 3rd year undergraduate students or graduate nurses. Students have the choice of creating an Education Portfolio/Booklet or a Narrated PowerPoint.
Portfolio/Booklet Format and Length (Booklet)
A booklet in word document proving an overview of an identified palliative care related topic.
Instruction (1500 to 1800 words)
1. Booklet presentation will be in landscape format with evidence-based content being presented in two columns. So that the Booklet can be folded in half if printed and compiled as a booklet.
2. Diagrams used within the booklet are to be professional, linked to the content and referenced appropriately.
3. Headings can be used throughout the booklet to guide the structure and information presented.
4. The content for the booklet is to provide a series of focussed points highlighting aspects of the identified topic.
5. Intext referencing is to be used to support the provided information A.P.A. 6th ed or 7th ed will be accepted. Styling for all in-text references and reference list. Minimum 15 references with no more than 5 years.
Recommended references
Advanced Care Planning Australia. (2020). Advanced Care Planning in your state or territory. Retrieved from
Australian Government Department of Health. (2020). Advance Care Directive. Retrieved from
Becker, R. (2016). Fundamental aspects of palliative care nursing: An evidence-based handbook for student nurses (2nd ed.). London, U.K.: Mark Allen Group.
Faull, C., & Blankley, K. (2015). Palliative Care. Retrieved from
Ferrell, B.R., & Coyle, N. (Eds.). (2015). Oxford textbook for palliative nursing (4th ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Holland, K., Jenkins, J., Solomon, J., & Whittam, S. (Eds.). (2019). Dying. In D. Roberts, Applying the Roper-Logan-Tierney Model in practice (2nd ed.). (Ch.14., pp.453-476). Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.
Johnson, A., & Chang, E. (Eds.). (2018). A palliative approach. In A. Johnson, & E. Chang (Eds.), Caring for older people in Australia: Principles for nursing practice (Ch.12., pp.215-229). John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.
Kissane, D.W., Bultz, B.D., Butow, P. N. Byland, C.L., Noble, S. & Wilkinson, S. (2017). Oxford Textbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care (2nd ed). Retrieved from
Larkin, P. (2015). Compassion: The essence of palliative and end-of-life care. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.
Levett-Jones, T. (2018) Clinical reasoning: Learning to think like a nurse, Melbourne. Pearson.
Matzo, M., & Sherman, D. W. (Eds.). (2018). Palliative care nursing: Quality care to the end of life, fifth edition. Retrieved from https://ebookcentral.proquest.comWittenberg, E. (2016). Textbook of palliative care communication. Oxford, NY: Oxford University Press.
Palliative Care Curriculum for Undergraduates (PCC4U). (2020). For Learners. Retrieved from