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April 8, 2022


6 months


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6 months

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This course, The meaning of home, looks at the way people identify with and become attached to places, buildings, and objects. It also analyses how this attachment can impact on personal well-being. Understanding this is important in assessing the care people of all ages need and how this care should be delivered.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how shared histories of places and spaces could be an important resource to any caring relationship
  • Identify ways in which the environment can become a resource for caring
  • Appreciate the importance of personal control over changes of place in relation to how people cope and adjust.

Course Curriculum

    • Attachment to place 00:10:00
    • Positive and negative meanings 00:20:00
    • A place for possessions 00:20:00
    • Place and identity 00:10:00
    • Places and spaces as resources 00:25:00
    • The impact of surroundings 00:20:00
    • Change on a daily basis: shared childcare 00:20:00
    • Change on a daily basis: shared care for the elderly 00:40:00
    • Change on a daily basis: Day unit care 00:30:00
    • Coping with relocation 00:30:00
    • Relocation: acceptance 00:10:00
    • Conclusion 00:05:00

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