Transforming End of Life Communication & Spiritual Care HEA4252

Overview

Covid-19 - Course Impact Statement

The module will explore the psychology of spirituality, individual meaning of life, and the impact of positive emotion for individuals. It will address the recognition and differentiation of the causes of distress - physical, psychological, emotional, social, spiritual, religious and cultural - as observed by health, social and pastoral workers.
The module will consider the literature supporting the need for good communication in healthcare and the impact when this is not the case. It will review the evidence for communication skills training and track its development within the NHS and modern healthcare.

This module will support learners to scaffold previous knowledge to a deeper level and to becoming a subject expert in palliative and end of life care. This module is specifically examining challenging communication within palliative and end of life care and one of those particularly challenging areas is spiritual distress.

Module Code: HEA4252
Level: 7
Credits: 20
Cost: £880 for Sept 2020 to July 2021

Who is this module for?

This module is aimed at frontline health, social & pastoral care staff in all healthcare settings, providing generalist or specialist palliative and end of life care, to enhance skills and knowledge of the important, but often unacknowledged, spiritual and communication elements of holistic care.

What are the key aims of the programme?

This module aims:
To equip frontline health, social and pastoral care professionals to provide optimal communication and spiritual care provision for individuals with advanced progressive and terminal illness, through the course of the illness and towards the end of life.
To equip frontline health, social and pastoral care professionals to provide best spiritual care provision for individuals with advanced progressive and terminal illness, through the course of the illness and towards the end of life.
To ensure a team approach in providing optimal holistic individual palliative and end of life care based on the most current evidence for individuals and those important to them during the illness and following the death.

How Will I Study?

This module is studied 8 half day and 3 full day sessions at which attendance is expected.
Lecture, interactive workshops, group work, simulated conversations in face to face/online classroom
Seminar: online activities in which students are expected to take part
Tutorial: each student is entitled to one hour tutuorial time – this can be done one to one or in groups

What will I study?

This module aims:
To equip frontline health, social and pastoral care professionals to provide optimal communication and spiritual care provision for individuals with advanced progressive and terminal illness, through the course of the illness and towards the end of life.
To equip frontline health, social and pastoral care professionals to provide best spiritual care provision for individuals with advanced progressive and terminal illness, through the course of the illness and towards the end of life.
To ensure a team approach in providing optimal holistic individual palliative and end of life care based on the most current evidence for individuals and those important to them during the illness and following the death.

How will I be assessed?

Students will have the opportunity to undertake informal peer presentations, case discussions, simulated/role play conversations, peer review and feedback during their study to prepare them for the summative assessment.

4000 word critical analysis of a simulated conversation with a spiritually distressed patient/relative and accompanying critical appraisal of the communication skills needed, the spiritual needs identified and the spiritual care required.

On successful completion you will:

• Critically examine the importance and value of accompaniment of, and communication with, patient, family and staff through the patient’s journey and into bereavement.
• Critically appraise the advanced communication skills expected for senior experienced clinicians
• Critically analyse the skills needed to address spiritual distress

Study Dates and Venues

February 2021 S2

Venue: Online Study

Starts: Wed 10th Feb 2021

Session Times:
Introductory Day
  • Wednesday 10th February 2021, 9:30am-4:30pm (online)
  • Workshop 1
  • Wednesday 17th February 2021, 12:30pm-5:00pm (online)
  • Workshop 2
  • Wednesday 24th February 2021, 12:30pm-5:00pm (online)
  • Workshop 3
  • Wednesday 3rd March 2021, 12:30pm-5:00pm (online)
  • Workshop 4
  • Wednesday 10th March 2021, 12:30pm-5:00pm (online)
  • Workshop 5
  • Wednesday 17th March 2021, 9:30am-4:30pm (online)
  • Workshop 6
  • Wednesday 24th March 2021, 9:30am-4:30pm (online)
  • Workshop 7
  • Wednesday 31st March 2021, 12:30pm-5:00pm (online)
  • Workshop 8
  • Wednesday 14th April 2021, 12:30pm-5:00pm (online)
  • Workshop 9
  • Wednesday 21st April 2021, 12:30pm-5:00pm (online)
  • Workshop 10
  • Wednesday 28th April 2021, 12:30pm-5:00pm (online)
  • Revision Day
  • Wednesday 5th May 2021, 9:30am-4:30pm (online)
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    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 the apply section.
    If you have any other queries about studying with us, please visit the FAQs section.

    For further module information, please contact the Module Leads
    Dr Karen Groves : email education@queenscourt.org.uk
    Barbara Jack : email jackb@edgehill.ac.uk
    Enquiries email askMedSchool@edgehill.ac.uk

    Pathways

    PGCert Integrated Palliative and End of Life Care
    MSc Integrated Palliative and End of Life Care
    MSc Leadership Development
    MSc Advanced Clinical Practice
    MSc Professional Clinical Practice