This module develops your understanding of the modern welfare system by tracing the historical development of the welfare state and current welfare strategies and reforms.
Emphasis is placed on key contemporary issues and on how these issues affect the experiences of people affected by cancer and long term conditions. Good information, advice and support for people affected by cancer and long term conditions are central to well-being.
This module enhances existing service provision and national standards while offering academic accreditation to those working in information and welfare advice services and to allied health and social care professionals.
- Understanding the historical growth of the welfare state and key ideological positions in relation to the provision of welfare support;
- Exploring poverty, income and wealth in a UK context and in relation to people affected by cancer and long term conditions;
- Critically evaluating the impact of health inequalities on people affected by cancer and long term conditions;
- Understanding the importance of patient experiences;
- Introducing social security and welfare reform and considering the implications for people affected by cancer and long-term conditions;
- Introducing social security and welfare reform and considering the implications for people affected by cancer and long-term conditions.
The module is structured into 5 parts:
- Theories of welfare and the development of welfare policy;
- Poverty, Income and Wealth in a UK context;
- Health and Inequality in a UK context;
- Patient Experience, Involvement and Engagement;
- Introduction to Social Security Benefits: reforms and challenges.
- One essay (50%)
- One reflective exercise (50%)
Dr Nicola Cunningham
Acquiring key learning in these areas will develop your understanding and enhance your advice skills and professional competencies.
This module was developed in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Research.