In this module the student will consolidate their learning, drawing on previous knowledge and skills to develop confidence and competence in management of a patient and their carers at the end of life.
Within all health care environments, practitioners are at the forefront in caring for the dying patient. Practitioners are required to work closely with family members in order to support them through the process of the illness and subsequent bereavement.
Managing symptoms, supporting client and carers and utilising one’s own and others’ expertise to the benefit of the client are all important aspects of the role of the palliative care practitioner.
On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of external influences which have a direct affect on end of life care, and the strategies employed by the practitioner to facilitate the delivery of quality palliative care services.
- Evaluate a variety of physical, psychological and social factors which impact on the client’s experience in relation to palliative care.
Formative Activities & Assessment
Formative activities are opportunities for you to apply, practice and make sense of the learning materials and content that you have encountered. In this module, these include, critical analysis of source materials, reflection on your learning and the development of a Wiki to share resources.
You can expect your tutor to encourage you to engage in the explicitly identified formative assessment activities of the module and to providing swift and detailed feedback on your work from these activities.
You will have the opportunity to submit 1x 500 word report outline for comment during unit 7 in relation to your assignment.
Summative assessments are the pieces of coursework that you complete which contribute towards your final grade in this module. You should take the feedback that you receive from the completion of formative activities in this module and use it to help you improve your performance in future assessments.
Component 1: COURSEWORK Learning outcomes 1 & 2
A written paper based on a case study of a palliative care client, identifying and discussing the internal and external influences on effective client care, and how these may influence the experiences of all concerned within the palliative care situation 4,000 words (100% Weighting)
When marking this assignment the academics will also be looking for the following criteria:
- Clear legible presentation.
- Good use of spelling, grammar and language throughout.
- Appropriate focus, meeting learning outcomes/assignment criteria.
- Logical progression and structure of arguments.
- (Normally) an introduction, a well-developed discussion and a conclusion summarising the work.
- The introduction will include an exploration of the focus of the assignment and discuss the way the assignment has been approached.
- Evidence of a range of relevant supporting reading.
- Use of accurate, evidence based information to support the arguments made.
- Follow normal Academic Regulations in terms of Academic Offences, style and language.
- Use the Harvard system of referencing and may include a bibliography that lists all resources referenced.
- A declaration statement which says you have checked your Turnitin originality report and certain that the work is your own (and has never been submitted for marking before by you, or anyone else)
- Maintain the confidentiality of clients/customers and persons associated with them, colleagues and organisations
The work must –
• Include a title page with:
• The name of the university
• The course title and pathway title.
• The module title
• The module code
• The name of the module leader
• The student name, number and date