Physiotherapy in Palliative Care Group 2 (ILV)


Course lecturer:

 Eleonora Putz , M.Ed.

Course numberB3.06670.50.620
Course codePT PalCa
Semester of degree program Semester 5
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits1,0
Language of instruction German

Students know the physical changes oncologic which progresses until disease and the signs of approaching death. They know the possibilities of physical therapy in the context of palliative care to improve functional abilities, promote mobility and independence, to increase well-being and quality of life. You know the common symptoms and their effects in chronically ill and terminally ill patients and to select appropriate treatment measures and apply.

Diagnosis, treatment planning and documentation realistic therapeutic objective with reference to the three levels of the ICF - participation, activity, structure / function selection of appropriate and adequate measures taking into account the needs of patients with frequent symptoms of chronic / terminally ill PatientInnenSchmerzÖdemAtemnotObstipationStörung of body awareness General weakness and loss of strength Reduced resilience, lower performance fatigue, Fatigue syndrome Increasing immobility, loss of function selection of appropriate communication techniques in the palliative setting

Napiwotzky, A. & Student, J.-C. (2011). Palliative Care, wahrnehmen, verstehen, schützen, 2. Auflage. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.