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Introducing relational care
Introducing relational care

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This free course was written by Professor Mary Larkin, Dr Manik Deepak-Gopina and Jenny Kartupelis.

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Introduction – Elderly women sat at table: Nancy Beijersbergen/

Section 1 – Caregiver with elderly woman: Jacob Lund/

Section 2 – Three sketches side by side: 1. Three people quilting, 2. People chatting in the garden, 3. Someone leaving a room saying ‘Bye’: Created for The Open University by Penny Mendonca Ltd

Section 3 – Care setting relationships illustration: Created for The Open University by Penny Mendonca Ltd


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