This module will begin on the 1st of February 2016. The closing date for applications is the 16th of December 2015
This is a blended learning module involving 2 days of in-class education and 12 weeks of online learning. The module takes a person centered approach and covers a number of core ethical principles in working with people with dementia in a wide range of circumstances and contexts.
This module will equip students with the skills to recognise situations in everyday dementia care that are ethical in nature and how to guide colleagues in a helpful manner through a decision making process. It will also equip them with a practical and theoretical grounding in ethical decision making. There will be a wide range of topics covered including physical care and ethical situations arising. Social context and ethical issues concerning stigma and social isolation will also be central themes. Such issues will be explored from the perspective of the person with dementia, their family and communities in which these people live. The module will be predominantly scenario led, covering issues such as regarding, hydration and nutrition, continence, hygiene, responsive behaviours, pain, continence, sleep patterns and antipsychotic medication.
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