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Caring in hospitals

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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.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 8 hours
  • Updated Tuesday 23rd February 2016
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Social Care
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Caring in hospitals

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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 Health and Social Care [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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