Fairfield University Presents
CO 326 & CO 497 Palliative Care Communication: USA & Ireland
Spend a week of your summer in Galway, Ireland earning three credits while participating in a unique educational opportunity at the National University of Ireland. This exciting course is open to Communication/PR majors/minors; BPH majors/minors; BSN; Health Studies minors; and Health Professions students; as well as Graduate students who are interested in exploring palliative care communication from intercultural (USA & Ireland) perspectives.
CO-326/CO 497: Palliative Care Communication: USA & Ireland, is an interdisciplinary, intercultural, course that applies a bifocal, communication and health care, lens, to the study of palliative care. CO 326 is intended to explore this relatively new area of health care delivery (quality of life vs. cure) and the critical role communication plays in accomplishing the interdependent goals of providers, patients, and families in the US and Ireland. Since palliative care should be for all chronically- and/or terminally-ill patients across the life-cycle, students will critically examine, from both health care and communication perspectives, the differences in palliative care delivery in the US and Ireland.
July 21-31, 2018
Prerequisites: Comm/PR and/or BPH majors or minors; BSN majors: Health Studies minor; Health Professions (pre-med, pre-pa, pre-dental, etc.) students, rising juniors and seniors; Graduate students; or professor permission.
Afternoon: Service-Learning: Palliative Care Services @ University Hospital (1/2 the class, A-M)
Service-Learning: Galway Hospice (1/2 the class, N-Z)
- Wednesday, July 25, 2018: Classroom lecture in am.
Afternoon: Service-Learning: Palliative Care Services @ University Hospital (1/2 the class, N-Z)
Service-Learning: Galway Hospice (1/2 the class, A-M)
- Thursday, July 26, 2018: Class Trip to Dublin (transportation provided) and Pediatric Hospice Tour
- Friday, July 27, 2018: Classroom lecture in am.
Afternoon: Free to experience Irish culture
Evening: Group farewell dinner
- Saturday, July 28, 2018: Free day to experience Irish culture or travel.
- Sunday, July 29, 2018: Free day to experience Irish culture or travel.
- Monday, July 30, 2018: Free day to experience Irish culture or travel.
- Tuesday, July 31, 2018: Morning flight home
PhD, PA-C, Associate Professor Department of Communication, Fairfield University
DNP, APRN, PCNS-BC, CHPPN, Associate Professor & Director of the Kanarek Palliative Care Center in the Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies, Fairfield University
APPLICATION DEADLINE – March 1, 2018.
Program Fee includes:
Fees Not Included:
- Three Fairfield University undergraduate or graduate credits
- Apartment housing
- Ground transportation to and from all planned excursions
- Ground transportation to and from Galway airport for arrival and departure flights
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- Health insurance
The Trustees of the University reserve the right to change tuition rates and make additional changes whenever necessary.
- Additional Meals