Improving Outcomes in Palliative and End of Life Care. Module E.
A relationship between health care providers and patients which is based on trust, respect and reciprocity and which incorporates mutually negotiated goals and expectations can be an important support and buffer for patients with chronic, life-threatening conditions. Communication serves to build and maintain this relationship, provide support and negotiate treatment decisions. This course covers the topics of Goals and Expectations; Ethical & Legal Considerations; Course of the Illness and Areas Requiring Support.