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To die or not to die?

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Updated 15 Jan 2014
As Hayley from Coronation Street says her farewells to life, with a little help from a loved one, we delve deeper into the debate about the right...

At the end: How do you decide if a patient should be allowed to die?

At the end: How do you decide if a patient should be allowed to die? Copyrighted image Credit: Qiqming Zhou | Dreamstime.com
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Jul 2013
Decisions on prolonging life, or not, are never easy. Chris Belshaw explores some of the considerations.

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The limits of primary care

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Introductory Level Duration 4 hours Updated 12 Oct 2012
In this unit we explore questions of access to community services. To make what might be quite a dry task more challenging we use a fictionalised...

The Beveridge vision

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Introductory Level Duration 4 hours Updated 12 Oct 2012
This Unit looks at the work of William Beveridge in reforming the field of social welfare after World War II. Particular attention is paid to the...

Mental health practice: Bonnyrigg

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Introductory Level Duration 10 hours Updated 31 Jul 2012
Although society's attitude toward mental illness has improved, discrimination and misconceptions surrounding those affected are still prevalent....

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Enhancing your healthcare practice

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Enhancing your healthcare practice Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory Level Duration 600 hours Updated 12 May 2013 Register by 15 Aug 2013
This online, work-based course explores the importance of promoting health and  reflects on the contexts of practice and development of knowledge,...

Exploring practice

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Exploring practice Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced Level Duration 600 hours Updated 15 Mar 2013 Register by 05 Sep 2013
Examine a project theme around your own practice in health or social care, develop an action plan and explore the implications for change and...

Extending your contribution to healthcare practice

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Extending your contribution to healthcare practice Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Intermediate Level Duration 600 hours Updated 11 Feb 2013 Register by 10 Oct 2013
Develop your healthcare practice by exploring opportunities and challenges faced in promoting healthy lifestyles and in caring for people with...