Palliative Care Lunch & Learn – Tips on Managing Functional Decline in Palliative Care

Presenters: Sarah Brown & Michael Manzini

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

This session will focus on identifying strategies and tools to maintain an individual’s
independence or participation in their functional goals throughout a palliative care continuum through
therapeutic exercise, safe mobility practices, equipment and adaptive aids, and management of skin
integrity and pain.

Learning Objectives:
• Identify the factors that can contribute to functional decline in palliative care
• Describe the benefits of therapeutic exercise within palliative care to improve quality of life
• Explain how to compensate for functional decline and maintain safety during functional care activities with
a client who could benefit from a palliative approach to care

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