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Are you a nursing or health and social care professional involved in the care of individuals who are experiencing loss, in the final stages of life or who may be bereaved? If so, this stand-alone professional development course explores best practice for the effective management of bereavement as defined by the Northern Care Alliance (2012) SWAN Model of Care.
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High quality bereavement care requires a pro-active, compassionate approach that is driven by, research-based best practice, and continually strives to deliver patient and family focused care, that centres on meeting the unique needs of each individual and their loved ones. This professional development course looks at all the issues involved, drawing on the long-standing experience, expertise and up-to-date research skills of our team of health tutors and practice partners.
Our experienced team will focus on the Northern Care Alliance (2012) SWAN Model of Care, which highlights the need to provide excellent, individualised end of life and bereavement care for every patient and every family, every time. The course explores best practice for the effective management of bereavement and loss, with the aim of improving the quality of life of patients and their families facing loss, death and dying.
We’ll support you to gain a systematic understanding of bereavement management through critical evaluation of the knowledge and skills required for effective service delivery and support of the bereaved. Reflecting on your practice will help develop your knowledge for effective delivery of high quality physical, social, spiritual and psychological care to those nearing the end of life, their families and care providers. We’ll cover areas such as verification of death, do not attempt cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR), family support, resilience, police and forensic intervention and the role of the coroner.
We’ll also focus on helping you develop a deeper understanding of the importance of inter-professional, multidisciplinary and multi-agency working as this is so crucial in effective bereavement management. Skills in this complex and sensitive area of contemporary health and social care are in increasing demand.
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Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
This course offers academic progression in the specialist field of bereavement and loss.
Home students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £800 for the academic year 2021/22.
The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
The university is currently awaiting government guidelines as to EU fee charges for students commencing study in 2021-2022.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
Please contact Admissions by telephone on 01204 903903 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Bolton
Bolton, BL3 5AB
Tel: 01204 903903
As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.
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We’ll use strategies for teaching and learning that reflect your experience, role and build upon your previous knowledge and experience. We’ll encourage you to engage in reflective learning through the analysis of experience from the working environment. You’ll also be given the opportunity to receive in class tuition from guest speakers from a variety of practice settings. Your studies will be further supported by accessing learning resources and websites via our virtual learning environment (VLE).
Our coursework-based assessments will allow you to demonstrate that you’ve met the intended learning outcomes of the course. You’ll be expected to develop a portfolio that evidences the understanding of the key elements, principles and approaches to end of life care and bereavement that you’ve developed through critical reflection.
The programme involves seven full days’ attendance at the University of Bolton. During the remainder of the programme, you’ll be expected to study independently and work on your coursework, before submitting your work for assessment.
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The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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