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Undergraduate Course: Person Centred Care: Policy and Practice (NUST10052)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryPerson Centred Care: Policy and Practice will be of interest to those in Nursing and on the MA Health, Science and Society programme as well as those who have interests in health, social work and social sciences more generally. The course will draw on research and expertise from a range of health settings and populations, offering an opportunity to explore person centred care in an interdisciplinary context.
Course description This course will give students an opportunity to explore and understand person centred approaches to care policy and practice. Over the course of ten two hour sessions, students will be introduced to the origins, principles and philosophy of person centred care before going on to critically engage with the application of these theoretical understandings across a broad range of healthcare settings. Emotional labour, emotional intelligence and reflection will be central to the wider discussion of professional, family and individual relationships in care practice.

Outline content is expected to include; theory and concepts of person centred care, theory of compassion in care and ethical practice, emotions and emotional intelligence, emotional labour and reflective practice, person centred approaches to hospital discharge, person centred approaches across the lifespan, across healthcare systems and outside of hospital, including identity and recovery, third sector, and youth work.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
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 a range of practice settings.
  3. Discuss the concepts of emotional labour and emotional intelligence and their application to policy and practice.
  4. Critically analyse the service user perspective and the impact that person centred approaches have on patients, families, professionals and partnerships in care delivery.
Reading List
McCormack B & McCance T (2017) Person-Centred Practice in Nursing and Health Care: theory and practice, 2nd edition, Wiley Blackwell, Oxford

Nolan MR, Brown J, Davies S, Nolan J, Keady J (2006) The Sense Framework: improving care for older people through a relationship-centred approach. Getting Research into Practice (GRiP) Report 2

Smith P (2012) The Emotional Labour of Nursing Revisited: can nurses still care? 2nd edition, Palgrave MacMillan
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Development of reflective skills, critical engagement with literature and theory, writing skills, engaging with creative learning opportunities, lifelong learning skills, developing connections between theory and practice.
KeywordsPerson-centred,emotional intelligence,emotional labour,compassion
Course organiserMs Leah MacAden
Course secretaryMs Lisa Binder
Tel: (0131 6)51 3969
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