“An approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.”(WHO, 2010).
Students, you are required to refer to the clinical Oncology experience, analyzing the elements of Palliative care that you have studied. Chose any one (1) Oncology site from the clinical practicum listing and select a Palliative Care initiative/issue that you have an interest in, in the clinical Oncology setting and write a comprehensive paper outlining the merits and challenges of the initiative/issue and recommendations of how it can be improved.
Please include in your paper a background of the selected Oncology site with a brief analysis of the philosophy of the organization and the services provided. Your clinical analysis paper must be within the context of appropriate Principles and Practice of Palliative Care and Supportive Oncology literature.
Please note that strict APA referencing style must be used throughout your Clinical Analysis Paper.
Length of paper 2500-3000 words (8-10 pages).
Paper must be a maximum of 10 pages, double line spacing with size 12 fonts and referencing must be done using APA reference style format throughput the paper.
Assignment will be evaluated using the following criteria:
Clearly articulated background to the issue/problem 5marks
Evidence of critical analysis of the problem or issue 15 marks
Use of supporting literature in analyzing the problem or issue 10marks
Selection and application of appropriate theory in Palliative care – 5 marks
Relevant conclusion and recommendations 5 marks