WCPT-IPTHOPE –Online Educational Session
Teaching End of Life Care- The Design of an End of Life Care Curricula within an Interprofessional Framework
Date: Saturday Aug 26th, 2023
Time: 11:00-12:30 am GMT (6:00-7:30 am EST; 10:00-11:30UTC)
Speakers: Dr. Sharon Blumenthal, and Dr. Hazel Hill.
Session Information: Demographic changes result in people living longer at advanced stages of a range of long term conditions. With the improvement in healthcare services, health care including physiotherapy students frequently come into contact with death and end of life (EoL) care for the first time during their professional programmes (Berndtsson et al, 2019), so supportive EoL education is crucial (Carrillo et al 2019). The literature supports the use of inter-professional education (IPE) to enrich the patient experience at EoL by strengthening students’ emotional and spiritual preparedness, and developing ability to care for patients while collaborating with other professionals (Jenkinson and Hartman, 2021).
Using a collaborative action research approach, we investigated the lived experience of physiotherapy, Occupational therapy and Nursing under-graduate and post-graduate students and staff in the teaching and learning of EoL care. Following the principles of transformative education our project worked to develop an interprofessional EoL student experience of learning about care delivery in relation to skills, self- confidence, knowledge and understanding, while enhancing student resilience.
In this webinar entitled, “Teaching End of Life Care- The Design of an End of Life Care Curricula within an Interprofessional Framework” We will discuss faculty experience of teaching students about death and dying, preparedness for teaching EoL care, and discussion relating to the application of an inter-professional framework to teaching and learning about EoL care.
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Meeting ID: 859 2150 3173
Dr Sharron Blumenthal (Prof D) is a senior lecturer in Physiotherapy and Interprofessional Education (IPE) at Glasgow Caledonian University. In practice, Sharron set up and managed a Nurse led Non-invasive Ventilation service and was involved in the development of two interprofessional clinical guidelines working with The British Thoracic Society. Sharron has been involved in the delivery of IPE since 2004 and has been the GCU IPE lead since 2021.
Dr Hazel Hill (PhD) is a lecturer in Adult Nursing at Glasgow Caledonian University. Her interests include interdisciplinary palliative and end-of-life care and exploring new ways to encourage engagement in education in the modern world. She has, over the past 21 years, delivered IPE with postgraduate HEI students and whilst working in the hospice sector.