Remember key elements and discussions in the end of life care challenges that are being faced around the world, including important metrics
Understand the implications of these issues, debates and metrics for policy making, service organisation, clinical practice and public involvement
Apply these understandings to specific situations with which learners will be presented in the course materials – through specific micro-case studies – and sharing their own experiences and ideas in discussion with others
Analyse current debates on end of life care in ways which lead to comparisons between different settings
Evaluate and make critical judgements based on research evidence about existing and new approaches to end of life care and potential solutions to problems identified
Create new scenarios for future end of life care based on an analysis of needs, conflicting debates, best practice and the potential for innovation
Death itself may be certain, but how we die involves many challenges.
This course acts as an introduction to The University of Glasgow’s MSc in End of Life Studies.
You’ll explore the care we receive when dying, cultural variations around what makes a good death, and the planning and timing of death.
As our population ages, new ideas around end of life care emerge. You’ll discover the patterns and trends taking place in palliative care and explore these new approaches from a social science and humanities perspective.
This course is for people interested in or engaged in matters relating to death, dying, bereavement, palliative and end of life care.
This course will be of special interest to those working in healthcare, including physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health and social care professionals.
The course will also appeal to practitioners, students, researches, volunteers and policymakers in end of life care, as well as social activists and those working in artistic and cultural media who are working on end of life issues.
It is ideal for anybody considering taking The University of Glasgow’s MSc End of Life Studies