Topic: Empowerment and Advocacy for people with profound disabilities

This module will enable students to critically examine issues of diversity, difference and inclusion.  Students will critically analyse the concepts of empowerment and advocacy and how they relate to different marginalised groups.  The students will explore critiques of human services and the helping profession and be able to develop their own ‘practice models’ that take account of empowerment and advocacy.  Students will engage critically with their experiences of social care provision (including other people’s published accounts) and explore how advocacy and empowerment might be used in the helping professions.  They will explore different models of advocacy and critiques of advocacy services.  Empowerment will be examined using different perspectives and students will apply these to their practice experience.  They will also engage with different techniques for working with people to explore these issues (e.g. life story work, memory books, person centred planning, etc.)  They will develop their own model of how the concepts of empowerment and advocacy can be applied to the emancipation of marginalised groups.

Learning Outcomes

By the conclusion of this module, a student will be expected to be able to demonstrate:

By the conclusion of this module, a student will be expected to be able to:

(a)  Demonstrate, utilising appropriate and accurate academic writing, an in depth knowledge and understanding of the responses of society to those adults who are perceived as ‘different’ or ‘vulnerable’, and apply the concepts of empowerment and advocacy to these responses.

(b)  Show, utilising appropriate and accurate academic writing, critical and analytical intellectual engagement with relevant perspectives and theories relevant to empowerment and advocacy.

(c)  Demonstrate, utilising appropriate presentational skills and techniques, transferable skills of presenting complex ideas in ways that are understood by target audiences.   

Type of assignment:   Research paper

Subject: Healthcare

Pages: 9/2475

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