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This free course, Caring in hospitals, considers the type of care offered in hospitals, using Leeds General Hospital as a case study. The course looks at the people who have roles within the hospital, how they interact with each other and patients, and what they consider to be 'care'. The different approaches and contributions to care by doctors and nurses are explored and patients give their perspective on the care they receive.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- identify the different approaches and contributions staff make to care for health in a hospital setting
- evaluate the interpersonal relationships of those working together for health in a hospital setting
- appreciate how patients might experience care for health in a hospital setting.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 An introduction to the hospital
- 2 A day in the life of a hospital ward
- 3 Working together for health in hospital
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Caring in hospitals
This course considers the type of care offered in hospitals, using Leeds General Hospital as a case study. The course looks at the people who have roles within the hospital, how they interact with each other and patients and what they consider to be 'care'. The different approaches and contributions to care by doctors and nurses are explored and patients give their perspective on the care they receive.
This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 1 study in.
This free course includes adapted extracts from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Social Care courses or view the range of currently available OU Social Care courses.
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Originally published: Tuesday, 23rd February 2016
Last updated on: Tuesday, 23rd February 2016
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