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Postgraduate Course: Person Centred Care in Practice: Relationships and Emotion (NUST11083)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will explore and examine the many facets of Person Centred Care in practice.

Students will discover new ways of both learning and practice including:

Co-production or assets approach to learning including the use of a person centred record and learning from peers and patients or clients;

Stories will be used as a method of exploring and eliciting what Person Centred Care means in practice and how care could be enhanced through this process

Developing self and others through critical reflection and analysis of clinical practice.

The course will examine some theoretical frameworks including compassionate care models, the senses framework and emotional labour. Throughout the course, students will be challenged to focus on the user perspective by reviewing patient stories, analysing critical incidents or failing organisations.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Course Start Date 04/08/2014
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Online Activities 40, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 156 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 1. A formative peer assessed story in week 4

2. A summative assessment in week 10 of 2,500 - 3,000 words(70%): Elicit and present a story which demonstrates Person Centred Care in Practice. Students will be encouraged to use a theoretical framework to illustrate their learning and impact on practice. The assessment may be presented in a number of formats agreed by the module leader.

3. Active participation and contribution to the shared learning via the discussion board and activities (30%)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Critically analyse the theory related to Person Centred Care including reflection of self and others
  2. Explore and debate contemporary issues impacting on Person Centred Care in Practice
  3. Examine and implement an assets approach to learning and practice
  4. Discuss and critically analyse the service user perspective and the impact the learning has on practice
Reading List
Armstrong D (2009) The power of apology: how saying sorry can leave both patients and nurses feeling better Nursing Times 10 November 2009 Vol 105 No 44

Chochinov HM (2007) Dignity and the essence of medicine: the A,B,C and D of dignity conserving care. Br Med J 335:184-187

Dewar B (2013) Cultivating compassionate care Nursing Standard 27 (34) p 48-55

Dewar B, Mackay R, Pullin S, Tocher R (2010) Use of emotional touch points as a method of tapping into the experience of receiving compassionate care in a hospital setting. Journal of Research in Nursing 15 (1) 29-41

Nolan, M. R., Brown, J., Davies, S., Nolan, J. and Keady, J. (2006) The Senses Framework: improving care for older people through a relationship-centred approach. Getting Research into Practice (GRiP) Report No 2.

Available from Sheffield Hallam University Research Archive (SHURA) at:

Goodrich J, Cornwell J (2008) Seeing the Person in the Patient: A Point of Care Review Paper. London: Kings Fund. Accessed 5 October 2009.

Melia K (1987) Learning and Working: The Occupational Socialization of Nurses. Edinburgh: Taylor and Francis.

Maben J, Cornwell C , Sweeney K (2010) In praise of compassion Journal of Research in Nursing 2010; 15; 9-13.

Maben J, Griffiths P (2008) Nurses in Society: Starting the Debate. London: King¿s College National Nursing Research Unit. Accessed 5 October 2009.

Owen N (2001) The magic of metaphor: 77 stories for teachers, trainers and thinkers.

Smith P (2012) The Emotional Labour of Nursing revisited: Can Nurses Still Care?
2nd edition, Palgrave Macmillan

Websites Link to the Francis Report Link to NHS Education for Scotland resources Link to Patient Opinion Link to NESTA Link to Scottish Public Services Ombudsman website
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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Course organiserMr Sharon Levy
Tel: (0131 6)51 5595
Course secretaryMrs Alison Grahamslaw
Tel: (0131 6)50 4277
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