NURS1137: Palliative Care Case Study Conversation – Essay Writing
2–3 minutes
Assignment Task

Assessment summary

This assessment is a 2000 word essay based upon a selected aspect of a Case Study conversation.

Task instructions

Please watch the video recording below. The recording is of a conversation is based upon real-life experiences and insights of palliative care by a health professional and discusses:

Relationship & Communication: Being Present to the Palliative Care Patient,
Planning for end of life: Advance Care Planning, and
Family/Friends: Loss, Grief and Bereavement.

Your essay needs to discuss one of these 3 topics above (you need to Select ONE).

Drawing upon contemporary literature on the topic you have chosen, and providing examples from the case study provided, you are required to write a 2000 word essay that follows the outline


Brief overview of the video recording and the selected topic
Purpose and structure of the essay

Explanation of the selected topic and its significance in palliative care
Discussion of contemporary literature on the topic
Analysis of the case study provided and how it relates to the selected topic
Examples of effective communication and planning in palliative care
Challenges and barriers to effective communication and planning
Strategies to overcome these challenges and barriers
Summary of key points discussed in the essay
Implications for practice in palliative care
Reflection on the importance of the selected topic in providing quality palliative care.