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End of Life Care: Challenges and Innovation

University of Glasgow via FutureLearn

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Learn about new directions and the latest thinking on end of life care.

Death itself may be certain, but how we die involves many challenges. On this course, you’ll explore the care we receive when dying, cultural variations and beliefs around what makes a good death, and the planning and timing of death.

With increasingly ageing populations, we are living longer but dying more slowly. New ideas around end of life care are therefore emerging in different contexts. You will discover the patterns and global trends taking place in palliative care, and explore these new approaches from a social science and humanities perspective.

This course is for people interested in or engaged in matters relating to death, dying, bereavement, palliative and end of life care.

This course will be of special interest to those working in healthcare, including physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health and social care professionals.

The course will also appeal to practitioners, students, researches, volunteers and policymakers in end of life care, as well as social activists and those working in artistic and cultural media who are working on end of life issues.

It is ideal for anybody considering taking The University of Glasgow’s MSc End of Life Studies

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David Clark

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Reviews for FutureLearn's End of Life Care: Challenges and Innovation Based on 17 reviews

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A very interesting and challenging course that opens the conversation on death and dying - a topic that needs to be talked about. The content is very relevant. I think one area that is perhaps lacking is the a section on palliative/end of life care as also a very valid choice .
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This is an excellent course. It is well-designed and progresses naturally. I learnt a lot in the course. The videos are very clearly articulated, and they have good content. The articles are also well-chosen and informative. I'd have liked some quiz or "test".

Thanks for the good course.
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I found this to be an excellent overview of contemporary issues in end of life matters. The material was easy to understand, well organized, and substantive. I highly recommend this course.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Interesting and thought provoking course covering all aspects of dying.

Well organised content and plenty of opportunities for discussion.

Overall an excellent and highly enjoyable course
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This is a challenging subject for everyone. My sincere thanks go to the educators and fellow learners for such a very thought-provoking opportunity, and to FL for enabling peers who wished to share their head and heart thoughts in its safe global environment. The course was well designed and its content...
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Anonymous completed this course.
I found this course to be interesting and stimulating. There were topics I knew about and were happy to go over, and others which were new to me, and so expanded my knowledge. It took me much longer than 4 hours per week as I followed up on every link and read all the comments (which were illuminating). I did not get answers to my 2 questions, although, later I found out there was an email help which I used and did get a reply. (I think perhaps switching between my mobile phone and laptop caused a minor technical issue). It would have been great to have had direct contact with the tutors, but this was a free course and they obviously put a lot into it when they designed and wrote it, for which I am grateful.
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Having just completed the course in the midst of the Coronavirus was very apt. The challenges people are facing with the deaths of family members and not being able to be present or to have a funeral raises all sorts of questions.

The well-constructed and informative articles and videos open up the complexities of 'end of life care' and offer a global perspective.

The questions and discussion threads are helpful in adding different opinions.

Frankly, this should be part of the 'life-skills' so many secondary / colleges are suppose to be teaching these days. If young people need to learn about finances, they also need to learn about and become more comfortable in thinking about and dealing with death.
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Thanks for this course. I found it really thought provoking, looking a little more in detail at things I had some familiarity with but have learned more from the course materials and discussions with other students. Main learning points for me are the variety of the types of , and processes of 'assisted dying', I hadn't realized there was so much variation, and the concept of compassionate communities.

I've worked in palliative care in a variety of settings over a lot of years, but the course was still interesting for me, though not clinically focused. Would definitely recommend it. Thanks University of Glasgow!
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The individuals who are faced with the challenges of end of life care are as diverse in their approaches as the participants of this course. The innovative approaches to discussing how to approach the end of life, tend to try to help with preparation. The important issues are presented for discussion and the MOOC dialogue posts have a broad spectrum of responses. If you are considering working in the field of age care this course will widen your perspectives and awareness of the confronting aspects of the challenges of end of life care.
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I joined this course because of my interest in palliative care and (non-medical aspects of) ageing. After my degrees in Medicine and Vitality and Ageing, I still learnt a lot during this course! I really like the societal views and implications for innovations which makes palliative care even more interesting for me. I even feel more empowered to make a change and spread the word! The content is very interesting, but also of a good academic level with interesting background readings. Thanks so much!
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A really interesting course that opened my eyes to the various aspects associated with end of life care and how approaches to end of life vary culturally in individually. It also made me more aware of the different discussions initiatives going on around the world associated with dying - from death cafes through to community palliative care in Kerala and physician-assisted death. As you can see - the course is clearly very varied!
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Great course that is easy to access and opened me to lots of ideas and topics that I was not aware of or had not considered. The material is informative and challenging and opens you to views across the world. It is also good commenting and reading comments from those who are learning with you so you learn even more. The prompts to share your thoughts help you really engage with the learning and apply it to your own life and context.
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course is a great resource for people who are just curious about death and dying or people how have some knowledge about the subject but want to learn more. It has information for everyone and it is taught in a way that anyone could understand. I could not recommend this course more.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
The course is novel, interesting, well-managed by three educators, good discussion by co-learners and thought provoking. I have come to know about the cultural diversity and various opinions based on contextual thought process of European countries as well as the global needs. Thank you.
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Michelle completed this course.
I enjoyed the course and it covered some areas that I had not through or learnt before. I found it very easy to navigate and pick up where I left off.

I like that it is free too.

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Anonymous
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Excellent, well structured and thought provoking. Good that it was so interactive with a range of views and much careful thinking in the postings.
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Very well presented. Found it to be enlightening and thought provoking. Showed various aspects that I was totally unaware of. Thank you all.
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