End of Life Care: Challenges and Innovation
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