While students will work in a range of practice settings, their practice will share much commonality between the settings. This topic will investigate the provision of care in the workplace with reference to the constraints imposed by legislation and organisational policy. Students will also explore the role that they may take in the palliative care team managing the dignity and comfort of the dying patient. Interdisciplinary health care and referral pathways provide an important component to the student learning to allow effective holistic health care for the patient.
This topic builds on the learning from the previous semester in Advanced Primary Health Care for Paramedics 1 to develop themes related to specific arenas of care; the workplace and palliative health care. The students will explore the constraints which impact on their scope of practice and strategies which assist the provision of effective care in the community or workplace. Students will explore the evidence supporting their practice and examine opportunities to implement practice improvements. The topic will also investigate issues related to scope of practice and identification of cases which should be referred to other health care providers, including the emergency department.