20 Credits NHS YEAR

Pre-requisites: No


Aims/Description: The Unit enables health care practitioners to reflect upon the process of dying and the implications for individuals and their families. They will be able to evaluate the range of skills and strategies available to facilitate the well-being of the patient and family throughout the dying process and also meet the needs of the relatives after the death of the patient.

Restrictions on availability: No

Staff Contact: Derek Darling
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: 4000 word reflective portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Nursing and Midwifery):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK