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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

Subject particulars

Subject rules



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. Critically assess values, beliefs and ideas that inform current thinking about preferred directions for palliative care practice.

Online activities and essays

02. Describe and discuss the nature and purposes of holistic social practices in palliative care.

Online activities and essays

03. Critically review the contribution of health promoting principles and practices to developing the social dimensions of palliative care.

Online activities and essays

04. Describe how to apply health promoting palliative care ideas to end of life policy and practice.

Online activities and essays

05. Critically reflect upon your own provision of end of life care.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2019, Semester 1, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorColleen Nordstrom

Class requirements

Three 3.0 hours workshop per study period and delivered via face-to-face.

One 4.0 hours workshop per study period and delivered via face-to-face.

Directed Reading
One 3.0 hours directed reading per week and delivered via online.
"Flexible learning package equivalent to 3 hours of classroom contact per week. Students will have regular contact with the subject coordinator using telephone, email, or fax. In negotiation with the co-ordinator, optional group meetings consisting of three 3-hour and one 4-hour session may be held at the city campus during the semester."


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
one 1,500-word essay3001, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 3,000-word essay7001, 02, 03, 04, 05