ILLNESS AND SPIRITUALITY

PHE3ISB

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students are given the opportunity to review contemporary theories of illness narratives and first-person accounts of illness experience and of caregiving in illness in order to develop a phenomenology of offering and receiving care in chronic and life-threatening illness. Particular attention will be paid to contemporary understandings of, and approaches to, spirituality emerging from such narratives. Implications for assessing the spiritual strengths and needs of both patients and caregivers, and developing spiritual care plans, will be discussed in the context of the emerging health care spiritual assessment literature.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLindsay Carey

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Restricted to 30 students. Related subjects are PHE3IPC and PHE3DDB

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSpirituality and palliative careRecommendedRumbold, B (ed) 2002OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, MELBOURNE

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Distance Education, 2014, Semester 2, Distance Education

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLindsay Carey

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via distance education.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 2,000-word literature review40
one 2,500-word essay60

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLindsay Carey

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 2,000-word literature review40
one 2,500-word essay60