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Table 1 Summary of palliative care course content and facilitators

From: A qualitative evaluation of the impact of a palliative care course on preregistration nursing students’ practice in Cameroon

Sessions Content Facilitator
Module I: Introduction to the principles and practice of palliative and end of life care
Session 1 Palliative Care I (Concepts, meanings and principles, the need for Palliative care, international developments in palliative care Lead author and a palliative care nurse
Session 2 Palliative Care II (the need for palliative care in Cameroon, palliative care models, palliative nursing skills) Lead author and a palliative care nurse
Module II: Communication skills and Breaking Bad News
Session 1 Communication in palliative care Nurse educator with communication skills training
Session 2 Breaking bad news Lead author
Session 3 Basic principles of HIV/AIDS counselling Palliative care nurse
Module III: Pain and other symptom management
Session 1 Pain and pain assessment Lead author
Session 2 Pain management I (pharmacologic) Palliative care nurse
Session 3 Pain management II (non-pharmacologic) Palliative care nurse
Session 4 Other symptom management I Palliative care nurse
Session 5 Other symptom management II Palliative care nurse
Module IV: Psychosocial, spiritual, and ethical issues in palliative and end of life care
Session 1 Psychosocial, ethical and legal issues in palliative care Nurse educator, with experience in teachings about ethical and legal issues in nursing
Session 2 Spiritual care A chaplain
Module IV: Dying and death; loss, grief and bereavement management
Session 1 Dying, dead and after dead care Palliative care nurse
Session 2 Bereavement management Chaplain
Session 3 The palliative care nurse in loss grief and bereavement management Lead author