SPIRITUALITY AND PALLIATIVE CARE
Credit points: 15
In this subject, students will look at how spiritual care has always been an explicit aspect of palliative care and that religious understandings have given way to broadly existential approaches. Correspondingly spiritual care is no longer seen as the exclusive responsibility of religious professionals, and now usually involves, in some capacity, all members of the palliative care team plus other supportive personnel. This subject reviews contemporary understandings of spirituality and spiritual care in palliative care settings and explores implications for a variety of human service disciplines. It will be of particular interest to physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, music therapists, speech pathologists, chaplains, pastoral and spiritual care practitioners working in or interested in working in palliative and other health care programs.
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorLindsay Carey
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Special conditions Offered subject to sufficient enrolment.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Spirituality and palliative care||Prescribed||Rumbold, B (ed) 2002||OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS|
|Readings||Textbook on Spirituality in HealthCare||Recommended||Cob, et al 2012||OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS|
|Readings||The dying soul||Recommended||Cobb, M 2002||OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS|
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Distance Education, 2014, Semester 2, Distance Education
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLindsay Carey
Problem Based Learning
One 3.0 hours problem based learning per week and delivered via distance education.
"Flexible learning package equivalent to three hours of classroom contact per week. Students will have regular contact with the subject coordinator using telephone, email, or fax. Students are also able to attend the city campus to meet with the co-ordinator by appointment to discuss subject topics and submissions."
|one 2,500-word essay||60|
|one 750-word case study report||20|
|one 750-word literature review||20|