Advance your skills in the social and psychological aspects of dying, loss and bereavement. Gain insights into the needs of patients facing death, their families and professional carers. Link these needs to theories of communication and counselling. Explore the ethical, psychological and spiritual frameworks relating to palliative and end of life care.
This course offers a detailed insight into the needs of patients facing death, as well as their families and the professionals providing their care. Throughout the course are threaded the 6 Cs: care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment.
You’ll consider loss and bereavement, examine the challenges faced by families (including children), and explore the dynamics of the patient/family relationship network. You’ll look at the impact of loss on patients, families and professional carers, and link this to counselling theory and communication skills. You’ll learn about diversity in palliative and end of life care, as well as the ethical, psychological and spiritual frameworks.
The recent publications ‘One Chance to Get it Right’ (Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People, 2014) based on the five new priorities for care will inform the course content.
You can take this module as part of our BSc (Hons) Palliative & End of Life Care (top-up) course.
The theory content of modules is suitable for all professions. Full academic credit is only available for those students who are able to complete the practice element.
All days 9:30am-4:00pm
30 January 2017
6, 13, 20 & 27 February 2017
6, 13, 20 & 27 March 2017
3, 10 & 24 April 2017
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.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
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.
Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.
For more information about fees, please enquire with our CPD Admissions Team. Call 01245 686868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you require NHS contract funding, please speak to your manager before applying.
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