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Professional course

End of Life Care

Level 3 and Masters Level Module

About this course

Course code:
UZTR6Y203
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Dorothy House and St Peter's Hospice
Course director:
Clive Warn

Page last updated 19 September 2017

Introduction

The End of life care, Level 3 (UZTR6Y203) or Masters Level (UZTSAE20M), module will give you detailed knowledge and understanding of:

  • The principles of palliative care.
  • Awareness of issues concerned with difference and diversity in the context of end of life care.
  • Societal attitudes to death and how these may affect the provision of care.

The module will use a variety of approaches, which may include class-room based sessions, skills workshops, experiential learning, video analysis and tutorials.

Structure

Content

Care management

  • Assessment and management of pain
  • Assessment and management of common symptoms including complementary approaches

Ethical and professional issues

  • Application of ethical principles
  • Decision making in end of life care including relevant legal issues
  • Multi-professional working
  • Support needs of health and social care practitioners
  • Working with diversity and difference

Contextual issues

  • Societal attitudes to death and dying
  • Policy directives and government guidance including Gold Standards Framework, end of life care pathways, preferred priorities of care

Psychosocial/social/spiritual

  • Impact of illness
  • Responding to loss and change
  • Issues related body image and sexuality
  • Spiritual and religious needs/care

Communication

  • Key skills in open and honest communication including breaking bad news
  • Responding to emotional distress

Learning and Teaching

You will be able to:

  • Examine the context of end of life care and societal attitudes to death and recognising how these may affect the provision of care.
  • Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the principles of palliative care and how they underpin working with dying people and their carers.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive awareness of issues concerned with difference and diversity in the context of end of life care.
  • Evaluate models and frameworks for understanding loss and change for individuals with life limiting illness and their families and carers.
  • Explore the ethical and legal issues that may arise when caring for dying people.
  • Analyse a range of approaches to assessment.
  • Analyse a range of therapeutic interventions in response to the complex needs of individuals experiencing life limiting illness.
  • Appraise the key communication skills and support mechanisms that are required to respond effectively to the needs of dying people and their family and carers.
  • Appraise your own contribution to effective multi-professional working in relation to end of life care.
  • Appraise the role and function of multi-professional working in relation to the care of dying people, their families and carers.
  • Reflect on and take responsibility for own professional practice in relation to caring for dying people and those caring for them.

Assessment

A 3000 word essay.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Please visit full fee information to see the price brackets for our modules.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Dates

Please see our timetable for full date information. 

How to apply

How to apply

You will apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Our how to apply page can assist you with further information prior to submitting your online application. 

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