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COURSE SYLLABUS

Dignity an wellbeing in old age and in palliative care 7.5 Credits

Värdighet och välbefinnande i åldrandet och i livets slutskede
Second cycle, O7065H
Version
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2016 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.


Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G VG
Subject
Nursing
Subject group (SCB)
Nursing Science

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree in nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, health sciences or equivalent degree. Course in quantitative and qualitative methodology at advanced level.


More information about English language requirements


Selection

The selection is based on 20-285 credits



Course Aim

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  1. Based on central ethical concepts and principles, independently describe and reflect on person-oriented nursing of the elderly person, including end of life care, related to the elderly individual's unique needs, experiences, problems and life situation.
  2. Reflect on and apply an ethical attitude in difficult ethical situations in nursing of the elderly.
  3. Reflect on and apply knowledge of how work on fundamental values among staff can be carried out in different nursing contexts in care of the elderly
  4. Reflect on and apply knowledge of the philosophy of palliative care and how it can applied with ethical concepts in nursing care of elderly people in end of life care.
  5. Apply observation as a structured data collection method and reflect on its application within scientific studies of nursing among the elderly
  6. Reflect on research ethics issues in scientific studies of nursing among the elderly and practically apply research-ethical principles
  7. Identify the need for additional knowledge for continuous skill development 

Contents
  • Fundamental values
  • Central ethical concepts/ethical considerations
  • Ethics in end of life care
  • Ethics - applied in person-oriented nursing
  • Ethical problems in relation to dementia, comorbidity and new technology
  • Research ethics
  • Observation techniques
  • Scientific documentation  

Realization

The course is given as half-time studies and is web-based. The educational perspective is based on the student having knowledge and experience. The student is assumed to be active and participating in his/her education and responsible for his/her own learning process. The ambition is that the student develops an ability to analyse, explain and evaluate the relationship between the concepts and phenomena that are studied. Learning is stimulated by individual activity, in exchange and interaction with others and linked to the student's own knowledge and earlier experience. The working methods vary between individual work, work in study groups, lectures, literature studies, seminars and directed study assignments adapted to on-the-job education 


Examination
  • Objectives 1-3 and 7.  Individual written examination in the form of a literature review. The examination consists of reviewing and evaluating central ethical concepts in scientific literature and describing their application in relation to geriatric care generally, or to dementia care, or to the care of older individuals with multiple illnesses.
  • Objectives 1, 4 and 7. Individual written examination in the form of a literature review. The examination consists of reviewing and evaluating central ethical concepts in scientific literature in relation to philosophy of palliative care and care of elderly people in end of life care.
  • Objectives 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Group examination in the form of an on-the-job learning assignment. The examination consists of application of and ethical reflection on observations of the communication of staff about elderly patients in practical care activities.

To pass the course, it is required that the all parts of the course be completed and passed. Pass with distinction requires pass with distinction grade in the individual tests.

Criteria for pass and pass with distinction are stated in the study guide 


Remarks

The course is included in specialist education within geriatric care and is given for second-cycle studies. Study supervision is provided in the course room of the IT platform that is used in the specialist education within geriatric care, NANO. 


Examiner
Stefan Sävenstedt

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2016 Sp 1
Polit, D. F., & Beck, C.T. (2012). Nursing research. Principles and methods. Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore: Lippincott.
Nordenfelt, L. (Red.). (2010). Värdighet i vården av äldre personer. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
T Edberg, A-K., Ehrenberg, A., Friberg,F.,Wallin,L., Wijk, H. & Ählen,J. (2013). Omvårdnad på avancerad nivå-kärnkompetenser inom sjuksköterskans specialistområden. Lund: Studentlitteratur
Tabloski, PA. (2006). Gerontological nursing. Upper Saddle River,N.J.: Pearson Pretice Hall.
Palliativ bok.
Ternestedt, B-M., Österlind, J., Henoch, I., & Andershed, B. (2012). De 6 S:n: En modell för personcentrerad palliativ vård. Lund: Studenlitteratur, Lund

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

Items/credits
NumberTypeCreditsGrade
0001Individual written exam3.0U G VG
0002Individual written exam2.0U G VG
0003Group examination2.5U G#

Syllabus established

Last revised
by 12 Feb 2016