Palliative and End of Life Care for Children and Young People HEA3198

Overview

Practitioner involvement is viewed as a key feature in this module and you will be encouraged to share experiences from clinical practice and critically analyse them in relation to best practice. The strategies employed to facilitate this process include practitioner-led seminars, reflection, debate and lectures.
Tutorials and personal tutor support can be arranged either online or at one of the sessions.

Module Code: HEA3198
Level: 6
Credits: 40
Cost: £1360 for Sept 2019 to July 2020

Who is this module for?

Registered nurses, allied health professionals and other professionals, working in or have a specific interest in palliative care for children and/or young people.

What are the key aims of the programme?

The overall aim of the module is to enable practitioners to deliver effective palliative and end of life care for children and young people and their families and is specifically designed to develop and enhance practitioners' knowledge, skills and expertise in the assessment and management of children and young people who require palliative care across their individual pathway from diagnosis through to end of life care and bereavement.

What will I study?

  • Philosophy and principles of palliative care for children and young people.
  • The national and strategic context of developing palliative care for children and young people.
  • Principles and application of pain and other symptom assessment and management.
  • Pathways in palliative care.
  • Advance care planning.
  • Moral, ethical and legal issues.
  • Loss, grief and bereavement.
  • The multi-disciplinary team in CYP palliative care.
  • Philosophy and principles of palliative care for children and young people.
  • Communication skills in palliative care.
  • The impact of being a palliative care practitioner.
  • Palliative care for young adults.
  • Transition in palliative care for children and young people.
  • Spirituality, culture and diversity.

How will I be assessed?

Summative Theoretical Assessment (100%) Will be in 2 parts with a pass required on both elements
4000 word critical incident (50%) Students will complete a reflective exploration of a problem area relating to palliative care that has made an impact within their area of professional practice.
20 minute presentation (50%) Students will critically explore and analyse either a national or local initiative related specifically to palliative and/or end of life care for children and young people.

Study Dates and Venues

Further Information

Module availability varies from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Due to the popularity of some modules it may be that the module is fully booked when your application is received. We will include your details on a waiting list and allocate you a place on the next available intake.

For details of how to apply, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/cpd/apply.

If you have any other queries about studying with us, please see the FAQs www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/cpd/faqs.

Please contact Module Coordinator Janet Sutherland Oakes, Director of Clinical Services, at Claire House Hospice by emailing Jan.sutherlandoakes@clairehouse.org.uk.

Pathways

This module can be studied on a stand alone basis. It is a core module for the

  • BSc (Hons) Clinical and Professional Palliative and End of Life Care Practice (Children and Young People's Practice)

    and an optional module for the

  • BSc (Hons) Clinical and Professional Practice