The Implementation of the Pilots in Portugal aims to prepare the modules that compose the final version of the Continuous Education Programme. The project requires testing the quality, quantity, and interest of the contents addressed to the target audience by implementing a pilot course of all modules.
During the months of March and May, 87 students will participate in this pilot course, entirely online. Module 1: Basic Concepts in Care will enroll 38 participants, and Module 5: End-of-Life Care will have 49 students participating. Students receive training for two and a half hours every Saturday morning in a digital space, which is always open to interaction and the debate of ideas.
MODULE 1: Basic Concepts in Caregiving
M1.1 – Introduction to caregiving
M1.2 – Basic concepts in caregiving and well-being
M1.3 – Language & Communication in caregiving
M1.4 – Ageing process
M1.5 – Disabilities & Highly disabling diseases
M1.6 – Psychosocial aspects & inclusion
MODULE 5: End-of-Life Care
M5.1 – Principles of palliative care
M5.2 – General principles of symptom control
M5.3 – Ethics, Religion, Culture and Spirituality
M5.4 – Mourning and Family Support
The Implementation of the Pilots in Portugal aims to stimulate the perception of the basic concepts of the caregiver, and it is taught through modules. The team responsible for implementing the pilots in Portugal consists of teachers from the health area, nurses, and specialists in care. This partnership is between Santa Maria Health School and Associação Portuguesa de Neuromusculares.
Additionally, courses in Spain, Poland, and Slovenia are about to begin. These courses will cover the same topics as the pilot course.