Advanced End Of Life & Palliative Care For Children & Young People HEA4245

Overview

Covid-19 - Course Impact Statement

This module is aimed at front line practitioners working predominantly in palliative care who wish to enhance and underpin their clinical practice with relevant knowledge and expertise to enable them to deliver and lead effective and high-quality care.

Module Code: HEA4245
Level: 7
Credits: 20
Cost: £680 for Sept 2020 to July 2021

Who is this module for?

This module is aimed at front line practitioners working predominantly in palliative care who wish to enhance and underpin their clinical practice with relevant knowledge and expertise to enable them to deliver and lead effective and high-quality care.

What are the key aims of the programme?

• The module is designed to advance the skills and knowledge to develop the critical and analytical aptitude to assess, treat, and direct patient care for complex palliative and end of life children and young people and their families.
• It will focus on the drivers impacting upon palliative and end of life care for CYP and their families.
• Provide a forum for critical debate and synthesis of key ethical challenges affecting CYP.
• Embed a deeper understanding of the practitioner’s role in meeting the increasingly complex needs within palliative and end of life care for CYP and their families.

How Will I Study?

This module is normally studied over 10 taught sessions from February 2020 to May 2020. The module overall takes 14 weeks.

What will I study?

• Academic writing / Master's level study skills
• Advanced End of Life; Palliative Care; Children and Young People
• Appraising local, national and international drivers within CYP palliative and end of life care
• Complex symptom management for CYP with life limiting conditions including polypharmacy and palliative care emergencies
• Challenging professional, legal and ethical issues in children and young people's palliative care
• Culture and spirituality
• Developing and utilising Advanced Care Planning
• Advanced communication skills
• Developments in Clinical Genetics
• Perinatal palliative care
• Effective multi-disciplinary team work in palliative care
• Loss, grief and bereavement for children and families

How will I be assessed?

• Formative assessment will include a student led presentation of 1 aspect of a chosen case study, thereby affording the opportunity to present and receive peer and tutor feedback prior to the summative assessment.
• Summative assessment: Students will select a specific clinical case study based on a child or young person and their family from within their area of practice. They will prepare and deliver an electronic 30-minute presentation addressing all 3 Learning Outcomes

On successful completion you will:

• Critically appraise and evaluate the current national and international context and key drivers for advanced palliative and end of life care for children and young people.
• Critically examine the professional, legal and ethical challenges integral to palliative and end of life care for children and young people.
• Critically evaluate the role of practitioners in meeting the increasingly complex needs of the child, young person and family within palliative and end of life care.

Study Dates and Venues

Further Information

To apply for this module please access the online application form.

If you have any other queries about studying with us, please complete the online enquiry form.

Further information
For further module information, please contact Module Co-ordinator:
Jan Sutherland Oakes: Director of Care
email jan.sutherlandoakes@clairehouse.org.uk.
07842 708191

Pathways

This module can be taken as a stand-alone module, additional level 7 modules will be developed over the next 2 years. It can contribute to:

  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice
  • MSc Professional Clinical Practice