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This module introduces ethical considerations and assessment and care planning needs of the old and very old during times of transitional crises. Loss of capacity; issues of power and advocacy; pain and medication management; living in aged care facilities will be discussed; and questions around loss, grief and end of life will be explored. The ethical issues arising from these transitions will be examined.
The unit is intended to enhance current knowledge, and will be collaborative in its approach, and will involve participation in a web forum, and undertaking of a reflection as the final assessment.
Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to: