ILLNESS AND SPIRITUALITY

PHE3ISB

2021

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 plus aspects of caregiving 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 national, international and World Health Organization spiritual care assessment literature.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLindsay Carey

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsRelated subject: PHE3DDB

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCobb, M., Puchalski, C.,Rumbold, B.

Year2012

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PublisherOUP (OXFORD)

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Spirituality and Palliative Care

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRumbold, B.

Year2002

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PublisherOUP (MELBOURNE)

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Literacy and Communication: Students will be able to define and distinguish typologies of illness narratives plus discern influential cultural, religious and spiritual variables affecting health and illness.
02. Inquiry and analytical skill: Students will be required to conduct systematic inquiries and use evidence for understanding spirituality, health and illness.
03. Personal and Professional Skills: Students will be required to apply theories of health, illness and person centred care to develop spiritual care interventions that improve health and well-being.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLindsay Carey

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two 1,000-word literature reviews

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 2,500-word essay

N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3