20 credits at level HE4
The overall aim of this module is to provide an overview of the principles and practice of palliative care to all health and social care professionals working in an area where they meet clients with supportive and palliative care needs.
This module offers an opportunity to link into the wider educational programme offered by Cheshire Hospices Education while developing knowledge in supportive and palliative care. The purpose of this module is to enhance students understanding of supportive, palliative care and end of life care.
Meanings, definitions and perceptions of palliative care
Study skills use of reflection, writing and referencing skills, time management
Introduction to ethics
Cancer treatments and risk factors
Symptom management in palliative care
Loss grief and bereavement
Communication and its impact in supportive and palliative care
The impact of psychosocial issues on life threatening illness
End of Life issues including the use of End of Life tools
This 15 week module will be taught using a variety of approaches including group work, case studies, guest lectures, tutorials, directed study and seminars.
The 200 hrs notional time given to this module will be allocated as follows:
50 hours class contact time
12 hours tutorial time
21 hours practice placement
111 hours independent study
6 hours facilitation
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Demonstrate an understanding of the definitions and approaches to Supportive, Palliative and End of Life care||Evaluate and interpret Supportive, Palliative and End of Life care approach and its use in your own area of practice|
|2.||Display an understanding of common symptoms and basic symptom control||Recognise a range of common symptoms and apply knowledge of basic symptom management in Supportive, Palliative and End of Life care|
|3.||Demonstrate an increased knowledge of the importance of effective communication skills||Evaluate the use of effective communication skills in your own practice.|
|4.||Show an understanding of the effects of loss and grief on patients and their families||
Demonstrate your knowledge of how you could apply the concepts of loss and grief to your specific client group.
apply the concepts of loss and grief to your specific client group
|5.||Be able to contribute to the support of self and others within practice||Present and evaluate aspects within your own practice that demonstrate your increased ability to contribute to the support of self and others|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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Burton M. & Watson M. (1998) Counselling people with cancer Wiley London.
Cottrell S, (1999) The Study Skills Handbook. Palgrave. Hampshire
Faulkner A, Maguire P (1997) Talking to cancer patients and their relatives. Oxford Medical Publications. Oxford
Dickenson D, Johnson M, Katz JS Eds (2001) Death, Dying and Bereavement Sage Publications Ltd London.
Faull C, Carter Y, Daniels L. (2005) Handbook of Palliative Care (2nd Ed) Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Oxford
Hull R, Ellis M, Sargent V (1989) Teamwork in palliative care. Radcliffe Medical Press. Oxford.
Kaye, P. (1999). Decision Making in Palliative Care. EPL Publications. Northampton.
Kaye, P. (2003). A-Z Pocketbook of Symptom Control. EPL Publications (2nd ed.). Northampton.
Lugton J (2002) Communicating with dying people and their relatives. Lisa Sainsbury / Austen Cornish. London
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Neuberger J (1994) Caring for dying people of different faiths (2nd Ed) Lisa Sainsbury/ Austen Cornish. London.
Randall F. & Downie (1999) Palliative Care Ethics A Companion for all Specialities (2ndedition) Oxford University Press. Oxford
Stanworth R. (2004) Recognising Spiritual Needs in People Who Are Dying. Oxford University Press. Oxford
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