ONC8005 : Palliative Care Themes and Perspectives (E-learning)
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Victoria Hewitt
- Owning School: FMS Graduate School
- Teaching Location: Off Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
This module aims to enable the learner to understand the purpose, aspirations and motivations of professionals and healthcare systems providing palliative care.
Students will reflect on their own specific practice and work collaboratively with peers to understand the needs of service users and explore the various models of care designed to meet them, recognising that palliative care takes a multidisciplinary and holistic approach. Students will gain an awareness of variations in palliative care worldwide, recognise the need for equity irrespective of diagnosis, age and socio-cultural background and acknowledge the importance of access to medications.
Outline Of Syllabus
The module will cover the following topics:
•Palliative care in practice
•Bringing the patient into the picture
•Palliative care and its boundaries
•Definition and function of a multi-disciplinary team
•The impact of effective team function
•Age specific issues
•Meeting spiritual needs
•Palliative care for people with mental health needs and learning disabilities
•Ethnic minorities and cultural issues.
•Access to medication
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||20:00||20:00||Independent assessment preparation|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||12||2:00||24:00||Online content|
|Guided Independent Study||Reflective learning activity||10||2:00||20:00||eJournal|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||12||1:00||12:00||Supplemental reading|
|Guided Independent Study||Online Discussion||12||2:00||24:00||Via discussion board|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The design of the on-line materials encourages students to explore and deepen their understanding of the issues involved in the planning, design and delivery of palliative care. The on-line asynchronous discussion focus on issues raised through the completion of activities, reading and reflection. The outcomes of these discussions will facilitate networking and allow students to relate the information to their own experiences, practices and teams.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||1||M||100||Up to 2000 words|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The summative essay is designed to encourage critical application of the relevant theories to clinical practice. It also allows reflection by the students, based on the knowledge learned, to their own needs and area of development.