Postgraduate taught 

Advanced Practice in Health Care MSc(MedSci)/PgDip/PgCert

Providing Spiritual and Religious Care in Health and Social Care NURSING5029

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This multidisciplinary course introduces health and social care professionals to the knowledge and skills of spiritual and religious care. It is a core course for those seeking to enter the profession of health and social care chaplaincy.

Timetable

Semester 1 mix of study days and e learning supported by Moodle

Co-requisites

Co-requisite for specialism in Health and Social Care Chaplaincy.

Assessment

Students will submit a 2,500 word critical reflection of spiritual and religious assessment and care. The assessment will be supported with evidence from literature and including reference to the on-line activities within the course.Students will submit a 2,500 word critical reflection of spiritual and religious assessment and care. The assessment will be supported with evidence from literature and including reference to the on-line activities within the course.

Main Assessment In: January

Course Aims

* To provide a thorough grounding in the principles of spiritual and religious care
* To identify and practice the processes and resources used to provide spiritual and religious care.
* To develop an in-depth understanding of assessing and meeting spiritual and religious need
* To facilitate students' communication skills and evidence their reflective practice.
* To enable students to contribute to and engage in current debates in spiritual and religious care* To provide a thorough grounding in the principles of spiritual and religious care
* To identify and practice the processes and resources used to provide spiritual and religious care.
* To develop an in-depth understanding of assessing and meeting spiritual and religious need
* To facilitate students' communication skills and evidence their reflective practice.
* To enable students to contribute to and engage in current debates in spiritual and religious care

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course the students will be able to:
* Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the main world faith and belief groups and the implications for healthcare services.
* Critically appraise the evidence base and assessment methods for identifying spiritual and religious needs.
* Critically evaluate standards, protocols, documentation used to facilitate spiritual care and religious care.
* Critically evaluate the communication skills used in pastoral encounters and the practitioners individual strengths and weaknesses.
* Discuss and appraise the models of reflective practice used by healthcare professionals.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.