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Learning modules

Multidisciplinary care

To provide care that is responsive to the complex and multifaceted needs of individuals with a life-limiting illness, it is important to understand the functions and processes associated with a multidisciplinary approach to care.

Overview

TOPIC 1: A multidisciplinary approach in palliative care will help you develop the skills needed to work effectively within the context of a multidisciplinary team when providing care to people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

Aims & objectives

After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • discuss the key principles and components of an effective multidisciplinary approach in responding to the needs of individuals with life-limiting illnesses
  • identify the role of the multidisciplinary team in caring for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families
  • analyse the various care contexts and the roles of the multidisciplinary team in caring for people with life-limiting illnesses.