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HLTH6147 Long Term Conditions and Partnership Care

Module Overview

This module will help you to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that are necessary to support people in living well.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

This module will help you to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that are necessary to support people in living well. You will explore the role of the nurse working in partnership with individuals who are living with long term conditions, and the ways in which nurses may work in partnership to improve population health and wellbeing. Students studying within the ADULT field of practice will be able to: 5. Debate and justify the role of the adult nurse in the maintenance of psychosocial well-being and the recognition of deterioration in clients with long term conditions. 6. Critically appraise the nurse’s role in promoting and facilitating self-care and empowerment Students studying within the CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLES’ field of practice will be able to: 5. Critically analyse the role of the nurse within the multidisciplinary team to promote effective transition of children and young people to adult services 6. Explore the principles of loss, grief and chronic sorrow and critically examine these in relation to children, young people and their families with long term conditions Students studying within the MENTAL HEALTH field of practice will be able to: 5. Appraise the contribution of the mental health nurse to the maintenance of physical health and in responding to deterioration in clients with long term conditions. 6. Evaluate different strategies for communicating with people experiencing cognitive impairment as a result of a long term condition.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Insightfully reflect on the lived experience of the person with a long term condition (LTC)
  • Debate and justify the nurse’s role in supporting, promoting and protecting the well-being of individuals with long term conditions in different settings, and as they move between different services.
  • Examine the pathophysiology, causes and consequences of long term conditions and critically explore the implications for nursing care
  • Draw upon an understanding of relevant policy and evidence in order to evaluate innovative and inclusive approaches to working in partnership in health and social care

Syllabus

Knowledge of enduring health needs • Enhancing quality of life and psychological wellbeing • Exploration of the evidence, aetiology, symptoms, treatments and psychosocial management of long term conditions, including: o Chronic respiratory, endocrine, renal and cardiac disease (Diabetes, COPD, Coronary Heart Disease) o Acquired brain injury o Neurodevelopment diseases, e.g. autistic spectrum disorders o Neurodegenerative diseases, e.g. dementias o Chronic pain • Genetics and genomics related to LTC’s • Legal and ethical principles and frameworks associated with the provision of care to include: o The Children Act o Mental Capacity Act o Human rights act o Equalities Act • Related pharmacology including knowledge of drug/nutrient/herb interactions Supporting people in living well • The role of the nurse in supporting and promoting the health and wellbeing of people, groups, communities and populations • Promotion of health and well-being to ‘live well’ with a long term conditions • Concepts of self-management, concordance, advocacy, empowerment and self-efficacy • Behaviour change skills and the identification of health promotion and education needs • The “Expert Patient and People Powered Health” • Concepts of lay care and expert carers: Supporting and working with carers • Principles and practice of negotiating behaviour change (Promoting personal control and responsibility; Motivational interviewing ) • Identifying and addressing the health promotion and health education needs of individuals, families and communities • Safeguarding vulnerable individuals, groups and populations through partnership working • Risk management (Managing risks in lone working; Positive risk taking) • The challenges of caring for/supporting people who are cared for within their own home or community Policy and partnerships • Shared decision making • Health and social care policy and workforce reform impacting upon individuals with long term health care needs • Evidence and theoretical base for partnership working • Service evaluation and improvement including the role of service users in service innovation, design and delivery • Community resources and services including working with the independent sector, industry, the voluntary and charitable organisations. • Learning organisations and healthy environments • Telemedicine and telecare. Application of life and social sciences relating to: Underpinning physiology of relevant respiratory, renal, endocrine and cardiac disease For students studying within the CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLES’ field of practice: Contextual exploration of the above and in addition: • Continuation of normal development • Impact of long term health needs on family and siblings including exploration of theories of loss, grief and chronic sorrow in relation to living with a long term health condition • Transition from child to adult services • Exploration of palliative and end of life care • Communicating with patients/clients/families/significant others experiencing loss For students studying within the MENTAL HEALTH field of practice: Contextual exploration of the above and in addition: • Physical health assessment and interventions • Managing effective transition between services for older people with cognitive impairment • Pharmaceutical implications and effective medicines management • Promoting recovery from psychosis • Exploration of palliative and end of life care • Theories of loss and bereavement • Communicating with patients/clients/families/significant others experiencing loss For students studying within the ADULT field of practice: Contextual exploration of the above and in addition: • Transition from child to adult services • Occupational health needs • Managing effective transition between services for older people with cognitive impairment • Pharmaceutical implications and effective medicines management

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Key note lectures Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Directed study Self directed Action learning groups

TypeHours
Completion of assessment task15
Preparation for scheduled sessions10
Lecture15
Follow-up work10
Tutorial2
Wider reading or practice15
Revision10
Seminar8
Practical classes and workshops15
Total study time100

Resources & Reading list

Stokes G (2000). Challenging behaviour in dementia: a person-centred approach. 

Appropriated landscapes: the intrusion of technology and equipment into the homes and lives of families with a child with complex needs.. ,14 , pp. 3-5.

May H and Edwards P (2009). Enriched care planning for people with dementia: a good practice guide for delivering person-centred care. 

Carrier J (2009). Managing Long Term Conditions and Chronic Illness in Primary Care. 

Snoddon J (2010). Case Management of Long Term Conditions: Principles and Practice for Nurses. 

Margereson C, Trenoweth S (Eds) (2009). Developing Holistic Care for Long-term Conditions.. 

Grinyer A. (2007). Young People living with cancer. Implications for policy and practice.. 

Child and Young People’s field of Practice.

Furze G, Donnison J, Lewin R (2008). The Clinician’s Guide to Chronic Disease Management for Long-term conditions.. 

Meerabeau L, Wright K (2011). Long Term Conditions: Nursing Care and Management. 

Lillyman S, Saxon A (2008). Community Matrons: Caring for people with long-term conditions.. 

On line resources and field appropriate publications including links to legislation, policy and guidance from Department of Health [DH] and Local and National Government and Non Governmental Organisations at Local and National Level. 

Kitwood T (1997). Dementia reconsidered: the person comes first (rethinking ageing).. 

Lowes L & Valentine F (2007). Nursing care of children and young people with chronic illness. 

Hewitt-Taylor J.( (2008). Children with complex and continuing health needs. 

Nash M (2010). Physical health and well-being in mental health nursing: clinical skills for practice.. 

Reed A (2011). Nursing in Partnership with patients and carers.. 

Downs M and Bowers B (2008). Excellence in dementia care: research into practice.. 

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Oral presentation  (20 minutes) 100%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Oral presentation 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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