Continuing Professional Development (short course)
Module code: MOD001942
Module level: 6
Module credits: 30 credits
Understand the role of spiritual care in the effective and ethical delivery of palliative care. Explore how the hope for a cure is replaced by improving quality of life and working towards a ‘good’ death. Differentiate between religion and spirituality, and critically examine the many dimensions of compassion and spirituality at the end of life.
Concern for compassion in healthcare has increased dramatically of late, and this requires a good understanding of spirituality. Compassionate and spiritual care support the all-round wellbeing and resilience of patients, their families and the staff who are alongside them.
Understanding the role of spiritual care underpins the effective and ethical delivery of healthcare in any setting, but especially so in palliative care. Here, the hope of a cure is replaced by a desire for the best possible quality of life remaining and working towards a ‘good’ death.
This course differentiates between religion and spirituality, and critically examines the many dimensions of spirituality at the end of life. You’ll consider the vital role of relationship in developing meaningful spiritual support for patients and families. Understanding the importance of attending to the spoken and unspoken narratives of people facing death will help to illuminate how hope, meaning and purpose can be re-evaluated in the face of suffering.
You can take this module as part of our BSc (Hons) Palliative & End of Life Care (top-up) course.
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
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Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
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Short course continuing professional development (12 weeks)
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