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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students are introduced to a fresh approach to palliative care, drawing upon the insights of health promotion as represented in the Ottawa Charter and applying them to the core concerns of palliative care. The essential elements of health promoting palliative care - health education, death education, social support, interpersonal reorientation and policy development - will be presented, and through the seminars participants will be encouraged to explore applications to their personal and professional formation and practice.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorColleen Nordstrom

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Offered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHealth promoting palliative care.PrescribedKellehear, A.MELBOURNE: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1999.
ReadingsCompassionate cities: public health approaches to end of life care.RecommendedKellehear, A.LONDON ROUTLEDGE, 2005.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. ILO tba

ILO tba

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