SPIRITUALITY AND PALLIATIVE CARE

PHE5SPC

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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 / spiritual care approaches. Correspondingly spiritual care is no longer seen as the sole responsibility of religious professionals, and now usually also 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 health and 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, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, music therapists, speech/language pathologists, health and social care chaplains/pastoral and spiritual care practitioners working in or interested in working within palliative and/or other community health care programs.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLindsay Carey

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

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Capstone subjectNo

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Readings

Spirituality and palliative care

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AuthorRumbold, B.

Year2002

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PublisherOUP (MELBOURNE)

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The dying soul

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorCobb, M

Year2002

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PublisherOPEN UNI PRESS

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Textbook on Spirituality in HealthCare

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorCobb, Puchalski & Rumbold

Year2012

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PublisherOUP (OXFORD)

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Define and distinguish influential cultural, religious and spiritual variables involved in palliative care.
02. Conduct systematic inquiries and use evidence for understanding spirituality in palliative care.
03. Apply theories of health, illness and person centred care to develop spiritual care interventions that improve patient/client well-being
04. Apply analytical, literacy and communication skills about spirituality and palliative care to your existing or proposed specialist discipline/area of professional expertise.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLindsay Carey

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 0 - 0
One 4.00 h problem based learning per week from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via online.
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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
one 2,500-word essayN/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
one 1000-word case study reportN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
one 1000-word literature reviewN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1