1. Description of Our Community
http://librarywork.taiwanschoolnet.org/gsh2007/gsh4924/english/narrative.htm The main idea of “hospice palliative care” is from the concept of “ Thanatology”. Because talking about death is a taboo subject to the folks in Taiwan. We now named it the theory of living and death. Recently, Education for life has become a important topic that all schools want to introduce to students. The Heart Lotus Ward is located in a wonderful place full of beautiful nature scenery between mountains and sea. There is no better place to provide hospice palliative care in Taiwan. From those experiences that we contacted The Heart Lotus Ward, we’ve found out that each one of us can face death like……
2. Summary of Our Project
http://librarywork.taiwanschoolnet.org/gsh2007/gsh4924/english/narrative.htm “How to die with dignity” has become an important issue to the advanced cancer patients and also to the hospice palliative care. It is an ideal of emphasizing comfortable death, but not lengthening the length of life. This ideal also shows the value of one’s remaining years. Hospice palliative care connects humanistic care with medical technology, and offers the best care and treatment to the parting patients. Hospice palliative care in Heart Lotus provides the patients with holistic care, team care, Family care, and continuing care. The team members include doctors, nurses, social workers, volunteers, psychotherapists, and spiritual caregivers. All members are not only taking care of the patients to the end, but also pulling the patients’ family through the sorrow. The Heart Lotus Palliative care takes care of the physical, the mental and the spiritual of the patients and their family. The Heart Lotus seek a win-win situation between clinical institution and the patients.In this project, we hope our students can build a healthy attitude toward the issue of death. We also expect these children can realize the particular meanings of hospice palliative care.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:4-6
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
In our School, we have two computer classrooms equip with whole set area internet system through ADSL to TANet, so we can all work together with the computer conveniently. In our team members’ home, each of our team members owns a computer and is used to search information through internet. Though some of us are not familiar with the software “Dreamwaver”, and some of us do not know how to use FTP. All of our team members learned to use it this time.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
The First problem that we had to overcome was to decide a good topic. The second big problem that teachers were really worried about was how to help students build a correct attitude while facing terminal patients. Some other problems that we had to overcome are like: difficulty of contacting to hospital, medical personnel, and patients. Lacking experience of interview is also a big challenge. Besides some students don’t have enough computer skills, and we don’t have enough time to get together and discuss to have a common view.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Respect the dignity life. One who cherishes lives owns one’s life.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
We have life education in the curriculum. Our school once invited mental consultants to give students speech about life issue and about the issue of committing suicide. However, this project talks more about death than all the other school activities and speech. During the project, students had more time and chance to talk about death and explore what they really have or fear in the depth of their mind than usual. All students in the project can visit the terminally ill patients directly, so that they can also learn how to face people with correct attitudes. In order to complete the project, students had to learn how to make web pages. Teaching students how to make webpage caused teachers quite some time, but teachers were all surprised by the work that students can do. Our teachers found that new computer skills can be learned well by students as long as they have chance to present what they learned.