This subject prepares students to work with older people experiencing loss and grief caused by chronic or terminal illness, loss of independence and declining capacity. It addresses physical, psychosocial and spiritual aspects of care. The subject focuses on the multidisciplinary nature of care for older people, including those requiring palliative care at the end of life. Issues of communication, spiritual need, social interaction, cultural norms and quality of life are addressed to prepare students to assist older people experiencing loss and grief, as well as their families and carers in residential and community care settings.
School of Theology
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