In this subject students will examine the existential experiences of people living with an advanced chronic or terminal illness, and their families and caregivers. Specifically, students will recognise the language of existentialism and take account of the individuals and familys personal meanings of health, illness and coping with chronic illness. Concepts such as hope, loss and powerlessness as they are experienced by the person and family are explored. Specific issues relating to children and young adults will aslo be explored. Students will critically explore the role health professionals in a transdisciplinary team play in shaping the patient experience.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Previous Bachelor degree must be an allied health degree, a psychology related degree, social work or welfare related degree or nursing degree.
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The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.