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Caring in hospitals

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Caring in hospitals

Please note: As part of a review of content, this course will be deleted from OpenLearn on Wednesday 7th of July 2021.

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.

Course learning outcomes

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.

First Published: 10/08/2012

Updated: 25/10/2018