– Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the psychological, pharmacological and supportive care measures incorporated in the assessment and management of specific symptoms in the individual with palliative care needs
This critical essay is titled ??How does the biopsychosocial approach to care impact on outcomes for individuals with palliative care needs???
Aim of this essay: Demonstrate a critical understanding of the use of a Biopsychosocial approach in Palliative Care through an analysis of the care of one physiological symptom and one co-existing psychological, social, or spiritual complication
The essay has two parts:
Part 1: A brief discussion on how the Biopsychosocial approach integrates with the principles of Palliative Care (500 words)
Part 2: Identify and explain one physical symptom that commonly occurs in individuals with palliative care needs. This should include a discussion on the associated pathophysiology in relation to a specific illness, stage of disease process and pharmacological interventions. IN ADDITION Introduce one psychological, social, or spiritual complication/distressor, which may occur alongside this physical symptom, and discuss how a Biopsychosocial approach to symptom management and supportive care could be applied to ensure effective care which adheres to the principles of palliative care.