University of Calgary

NURS 674 - Special Populations and Challenges in Palliative Care - Spring 2024

Exploration of special populations and complex challenges in palliative care that are significant to the practice and delivery of palliative care. Topics will include: Complex Practice/Ethical Issues at the end of life (cardiopulmonary resuscitation, suffering, withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatments, palliative sedation, medical assistance in dying); and Challenges and Care for Special Populations in Palliative Care (the bereaved, pediatrics, older adults, poverty/homelessness, rural populations, indigenous populations).
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • (3S-0)


  • Admission to Palliative and End of Life Care Graduate Certificate and Nursing 672.


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