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Introduction

This unit asks the reader to consider the experience of grief and bereavement and in particular the extent to which grieving people need professional help. The unit considers the evidence for the effects of grief and the extent to which current ways of responding are helpful.

This unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course Death and dying (K260)

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Learning outcomes

After completing this unit you should be able to:

Knowledge and understanding

  • demonstrate sound knowledge and critical understanding of multifaceted and diverse approaches to death, dying and bereavement;

  • explore multiple contexts of bereavement.

Cognitive skills

  • integrate different experiences of death, dying and bereavement with theoretical knowledge.

Practical and/or professional skills
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Introduction

This unit helps you to explore the extent to which death and dying in western societies are medical events and what aspects of death and dying might be neglected as a consequence. The unit covers the way that such things as medicine provide the context of the experiences associated with the end of life.

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References

Cooper, B. (2008) ‘Constructive first engagement: best practice in social work interviewing – keeping the child in mind’ in Jones, K., Cooper, B. and Ferguson, H. (eds) Best Practice in Social Work: Critical Perspectives, London, Palgrave.
Glaister, A. (2008) ‘Introducing critical practice’ in Fraser, A.W. and Matthews, S. (eds) The Critical Practitioner in Social Work and Health Care
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Lecture 19 - 12/2/2010
Lecture 19
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Kent - Mecury and the Arts J920275

CHISWICK HOUSE, London. "Mercury and the Arts" c.1729 by William KENT (1685-1748).


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CHISWICK HOUSE, London. "Alexander Pope" 1735 by William KENT (1685-1748). After conservation. Alexander Pope (1688-1744). English poet and satirist.


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Liver Cirrhosis Is Associated With Venous Thromboembolism Among Hospitalized Patients in a Nationwid
Dr. Geoffrey C. Nguyen discusses his manuscript "Liver Cirrhosis Is Associated With Venous Thromboembolism Among Hospitalized Patients in a Nationwide US Study". To view the print version of this abstract go to http://tiny.cc/e7kp5
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Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • demonstrate a critical understanding of the nature and boundaries of personal and professional discretion and judgement in the delivery of social work services; recognising the complex tensions between personal and social processes in people's lives;

  • demonstrate an understanding of the complex relationship between justice, care and control and the practical and ethical effects of this relationship.


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Introduction

The unit explores what it means to become a critical social work practitioner by using a series of activities and readings to guide you through some new and important concepts. An understanding of ‘critical perspectives’ will help you take a positive and constructive approach to the challenging problems that arise in social work practice.

You will be introduced to a critical understanding of the nature and boundaries of personal and professional discretion and judgement in the
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La estructura y el lenguaje de los cuentos
This unit is designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of Spanish-speaking societies and cultures and extend the practical skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. You will examine the world of Spanish and Latin-American art and explore the difference between art and craft.
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La poesía
This unit is designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of Spanish-speaking societies and cultures and extend the practical skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. You will examine the world of Spanish and Latin-American art and explore the difference between art and craft.
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Figures

Figure 5 © Shelly Woods.

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References

BWRA (2008) ‘Profile: Shelly Woods’ accessed 27 February 2008.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • begin to recognise how elite sport is funded in the UK.

Introduction

Some elite athletes in the United Kingdom are provided with financial support to allow them to train and prepare for competition. Where does the money come from to finance this? This unit will examine this question by looking at the funding of elite sport in the UK.

This unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course Introduction to sport, fitness and management (E112)
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