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To die or not to die?

To die or not to die? Copyrighted image Credit: Tyler Olson | Dreamstime.com
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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The limits of primary care Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
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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Certificate of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice

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Certificate of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 21 Sep 2014
This certificate is for healthcare support staff. It integrates theory and practice and has a strong emphasis on learning in the workplace. You...

BSc (Honours) Adult Nursing

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Duration 3600 hours Updated 21 Sep 2014
The BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing degree is a unique practice-based learning route for employers to grow staff into registered nurses. The degree...

BSc (Honours) Mental Health Nursing

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Duration 3600 hours Updated 21 Sep 2014
The BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing degree is a unique practice-based learning route for employers to grow staff into registered nurses. The...