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Caring in the Health Professions Course


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.

CERTIFICATION

To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to purchase your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Having completed this course learners will be able to:
- Describe the theory and practice of caring in the health professions;
- Describe practices used for caring in hospital settings;
- Describe practices used for caring in the home setting;
- Describe practices used for caring for the terminally ill;
- Describe practices used for caring for the elderly.

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 264 votes
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:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Shereen Nwar
    Shereen Nwar United Kingdom It's very helpful course and helped me to understand some roles about health care. 2016-01-25 21:01:44
  • Tadya Tadya
    Tadya Tadya Bahrain Its a vital process which needs to be understood 2016-01-17 17:01:52
  • Yasaswi Vanga
    Yasaswi Vanga United States of America This course is very help full and explanations given are very clear to understand easily. 2015-10-02 19:10:11
  • Christine Mboya
    Christine Mboya South Africa The course was well taught, I enjoyed every topic covered. Passed all my assessment test. 2015-09-04 10:09:12
  • Tynisha Page
    Tynisha Page United States of America I really enjoyed the online course. I was able to take my time and review all courses. 2015-08-31 17:08:49
  • Stefanescu Anca
    Stefanescu Anca United Kingdom very good course 2015-08-26 15:08:41
  • Jenna Luscombe
    Jenna Luscombe Australia Not an easy course to follow in terms of being able to located everything. For example, I have completed the course and the final quiz, but cannot find the certificate. Should not be difficult to find! 2015-08-11 07:08:42
  • Jenna Luscombe
    Jenna Luscombe Australia Informative course with plenty of information and great, easy to understand statements. 2015-08-11 07:08:20
  • Olayinka Aina
    Olayinka Aina Ireland The course is very detailed, well explained and has added to my skills and knowledge of the care profession. 2015-08-07 23:08:43
  • Michael Mc Partlan
    Michael Mc Partlan Ireland The course is based in England, but the written words are spelled the American way. This is the best Alison course that I have done so far. Thank you, Michael Mc Partlan. 2015-07-21 14:07:06
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