20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This unit will enable students to critically evaluate current evidence, policy and practice relating to the experience of people with dementia in a palliative and supportive care context. The module will seek to problematize and explore current approaches to end of life and in particular the ways in which people with dementia and their family caregivers may be excluded from optimal practice and support. Those cultural, historical and economic factors which influence these experiences will be critically explored. The perspectives, knowledge and skills of professional health and social care staff and wider communities will be critically examined. 

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK