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Caring in the Health Professions


Caring in the Health Professions
Caring in the Health Professions

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Course Description

Care relationships within health professions are of great importance and hold a lot of meaning for both the provider and recipient. This free online course will give you a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of care relationships within health professions. The course covers the issue of care relationships in a variety of situations and contexts. Some of the areas covered include: caring in a hospital setting, caring for the elderly and disabled in residential care, hospice care and care as a family affair. Topics such as the limits and boundaries of care, community care, the meaning of home, care transactions, and care of those who are at the end stages of life are also discussed. This course will be of great interest to professionals already in the health or care professions, to learners who are planning a career in the health professions and will also be beneficial to individuals who are either giving or receiving care.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course you will be more aware of growth-oriented firms. You will know the four phases of the growth model that describe the entrepreneurial process. This will help you identify growth problems in an organisation.You will be able to identify the triggers of industrial change that can transform a business. You will understand the various strategies that can be used in small companies for rapid growth and the risks that growth can have on a business. You will be more aware of the most common types of management mistakes.


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Module Title
Module 1: Care Relationships
Module 2: Caring in the Hospital
Module 3: The limits and boundaries of care
Module 4: Caring - A Family Affair
Module 5: The meaning of home
Module 6: Understanding meanings in community care
Module 7: Living with death and dying
Module 8: Ageing and disability - Transition into residential care
Module 9: Care transactions
Module 10: Care in the Health Professions Assessment

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 231 reviews
Course Title: Caring in the Health Professions
Course #: 364
Course Publisher: OpenLearn
Course Category: 13
Content Origin:
Course Description: Care relationships within health professions are of great importance and hold a lot of meaning for both the provider and recipient. This free online course will give you a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of care relationships within health professions. The course covers the issue of care relationships in a variety of situations and contexts. Some of the areas covered include: caring in a hospital setting, caring for the elderly and disabled in residential care, hospice care and care as a family affair. Topics such as the limits and boundaries of care, community care, the meaning of home, care transactions, and care of those who are at the end stages of life are also discussed. This course will be of great interest to professionals already in the health or care professions, to learners who are planning a career in the health professions and will also be beneficial to individuals who are either giving or receiving care.
License: This course is available from OpenLearn through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 11 February 2013
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 3-4 Hours
Video/Audio: None
Audio Only: None
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Post-Secondary
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Sheila Ward Gibson
    Sheila Ward Gibson United States of America This course was very informative. I gained valuable knowledge that will truly benefit me in my personal and professional life. 2015-05-29 20:05:32
  • Johs Williams Oshilim Mmor
    Johs Williams Oshilim Mmor United Kingdom It is important for those who work in healthcare professions to understand the need for good care relationships. Healthcare workers should know that they are the core point between service user and other carer. 2015-04-30 17:04:47
  • Nicola Kathleen Frances Rose Willsher
    Nicola Kathleen Frances Rose Willsher United Kingdom So happy i passed, really interesting and i now have more of an understanding. 2015-01-12 13:01:37
  • LINNA LUCAS LEMASTER
    LINNA LUCAS LEMASTER United States of America Informative 2015-01-11 23:01:27
  • Emery MANIRAMBONA
    Emery MANIRAMBONA Burundi Caring in the Health professions is very important.Governments should encourage and support care . 2014-12-20 14:12:53
  • Abimbola Yerimah
    Abimbola Yerimah United Kingdom It is an enlightening course 2014-12-18 19:12:00
  • Andrea Hodge
    Andrea Hodge United Kingdom I have enjoyed the detailed information this course have covered, and it has enhanced my knowledge of the care environment. 2014-12-10 17:12:15
  • Tinus Fourie
    Tinus Fourie South Africa A good course as an introduction to caregiving. I would recommend it to individuals and institutions as a background model. 2014-12-09 10:12:26
  • Laura Turner
    Laura Turner United Kingdom Very informative and interesting to learn 2014-11-24 20:11:56
  • Clarissa Royer
    Clarissa Royer Netherlands Antilles I look at caring for others as a very important subject. I've always offered my services to other in the best way I could, and I've lived with the passion to further educated myself to care for others in my home,the workplace and in my community 2014-11-20 02:11:33
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