Palliative care curriculum for speech–language pathology students

Mathisen, Bernice, Yates, Patsy, & Crofts, Penny (2011) Palliative care curriculum for speech–language pathology students. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 46(3), pp. 273-285.

View at publisher


This paper reports on the experience of undergraduate speech–language pathology students at one university chosen for the implementation stage of the Palliative Care Curriculum for Undergraduates (PCC4U) Project. Funded by a government department for health and ageing through a national palliative care programme, the project was managed by a team of researchers from the discipline of nursing. The PCC4U project championed the inclusion of palliative care education as an integral part of medical, nursing, and allied healthcare undergraduate training. Of the pilot sites chosen for the PCC4U project, only one site, reported here, included both speech–language pathology and social work disciplines, providing an important opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration on novel curriculum development in an area of mutual interest. This synergy served as an excellent foundation for ongoing opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching and learning in the university. Speech–language pathology students reported that the project was an invaluable addition to their education and preparation for clinical practice.

Impact and interest:

7 citations in Scopus
5 citations in Web of Science®
Search Google Scholar™

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

ID Code: 39043
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: speech-language pathology, speech-language pathology clinical education, palliative care, student training, interdisciplinary collaboration, HERN
DOI: 10.3109/13682822.2010.495739
ISSN: 1368-2822
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Deposited On: 07 Dec 2010 01:41
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 06:03

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page