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HLTH6148 Leading Complex Care

Module Overview

This module will support students in confidently making the transition to the role of registrant within a dynamic health and social care environment. The module will develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the role and responsibilities of a registered nurse with particular emphasis on accountability, resilience and self-leadership. Drawing on their clinical learning throughout the programme, students will gain the skills required to understand, articulate and account for their clinical decision making in increasingly complex situations. Through completion of the module learning students acquire an understanding of their professional practice within a legal, professional and organisational context. Students will understand the role of the newly qualified nurse in ensuring and enhancing the delivery of high quality care within funding and organisational constraints, and will think of themselves as future leaders and change agents.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

The aim of this module is to equip you with the knowledge and self-leadership skills that you will need in order to make the transition from student to autonomous qualified practitioner.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Analyse how international and local political / economic factors may influence service provision and the delivery of care to
  • Debate the personal qualities and leadership skills which are necessary in order to effectively influence, lead and manage people and services within a health and social care setting
  • Critically reflect on your journey to becoming an autonomous practitioner

Syllabus

Module content may include (although this is not an exhaustive list): Leading self • Time management and prioritisation • Principles of autonomous practice and accountability • Giving and receiving feedback • Dealing with complex ethical issues. • Raising concerns and escalation of concerns • Responding to complaints • Clinical reasoning and decision making. Dealing with uncertainty • Critical exploration of the skills of medicines management and record keeping • Reflective practice and the need for continuous, life-long learning • Identifying personal development needs and personal development planning • Exploration of the NMC Code and revalidation requirements • Managing difficult situations and conversations Leading a team • Management of a team including team dynamics, motivation and delegation • Leadership styles • Working in and with teams o managing conflict o managing ‘difficult’ people o motivation o Coaching skills o Clinical supervision and reflective practice • Managing others’ performance including appraisal / addressing poor performance Leading services: The role of the NQN in relation to: • Service improvement & audit • Role of current policy drivers and wider health influences on health and social care services • Innovation and entrepreneurship (including social entrepreneurship) • Models and theories of change management • Managing ethical issues in resource allocation • Principles of major incident management Preparing for first post • Continuing professional development and professional requirements (Including NMC Revalidation) • Mentorship roles and responsibilities • Preceptorship and support for the NQN • Exploring the cost of emotional labour and strategies to enhance resilience and well-being, assertiveness skills and manage stress • Planning for final placement • Career pathways and career action planning • Planning for employment (Selection processes, building a CV and Personal Statement, negotiating a reference, interview skills, networking, dealing with rejection) In addition to the above ‘core’ teaching, students will have the opportunity to engage in planned learning activities which are relevant to their own field of practice and career aspirations. These will include: Adult Field • Vulnerable people in complex care situations, including those with concurrent mental health problems or learning disabilities • Developments in service delivery in relation to urgent/unscheduled care, tertiary referral centres and the independent sector • Systematically evaluate complex care in community and acute settings • Complex problems in adult nursing practice: o Principles of triage and trauma management o Management of minor injuries o Principles of advanced life support o Complex urgent and unscheduled presentations (e.g. Sepsis, AKI, DKA, anaphylaxis) o Role of nurse in Safeguarding, DOL’s and MCA in adult patients CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLES’ field • Systematically evaluate complex care in community and acute settings • Complex problems in child nursing practice: o Fabricated Illness o Critical or technological dependent care • Decision making skills where views of children, young people, their parents or carer’s differ Mental Health field: • Contemporary evidence based assessment and management of service users with a range of conditions requiring complex care • Contemporary evidence-based individual and group therapeutic interventions o Therapeutic use of self in constructing enabling relationships that promote self-management and recovery o Cognitive behavioural therapy • The expert patient in complex care • Integrated physical and mental health care • Psychiatric emergencies/crisis management • Mental health education of other professionals and agencies • Impact of effective decision making and reflection on leadership and management

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures Small group activities Self-directed study Directed study Technology Enhanced Learning Action Learning Groups

TypeHours
Teaching80
Independent Study170
Total study time250

Resources & Reading list

Lynch J and Trenowth S (2008). Contemporary Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 

Teare,J (2008). Caring for Children with Complex Needs in the Community. 

Grant A (2010). Cognitive behavioural interventions for mental health practitioners. 

Thompson C and Dowding D [Eds] (2002). Clinical Decision Making and Judgement in Nursing. 

Thompson C and Dowding D [Eds] (2002). Clinical Decision Making and Judgement in Nursing. 

Puri B and Treasaden I (2008). Emergencies in Psychiatry. 

NMC (2010). Standards of conduct, performance and ethics for nurses and midwives. 

Crouch, S., Chapelhow C., Crouch, M. (2008). Medicines Management a Nursing Perspective.. 

Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery in England (2010). Front Line Care. 

Mutsatsa S (2011). Medicines Management in Mental Health Nursing.. 

Swales M and Heard H (2009). Dialectical behaviour therapy. 

Wardrope J., Driscoll P., Laird L., Woolard M. (2008). Community Emergency Medicine A System of Assessment and Care Pathways.. 

Mackway-Jones, K., (Ed) (2006). Emergency Triage, Manchester Triage Group. 

Cutliffe J and Stevenson C (2008). Care of the Suicidal Person. 

Higgs, J, Jones M (2008). Clinical Reasoning in the Health Professions. 

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

Department of Health, Department of Education and Skills (2005). National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services, Long Term Ventilation. 

Carson D and Bain A (2008). Professional Risk and Working with People: Decision-making in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice. 

Jarvis, C. (2007). Physical Examination and Health Assessment. 

Davies J and Hassell L (2007). Children in Intensive Care: A Survival Guide. 

Greaves, I. Porter, K. Garner, J (eds) (2009). Trauma care manual. 

Department of Health (2008). Code of Practice: Mental Health Act 1983.. 

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

Assignment (3500 words) Reflecting on a scenario from your field of nursing practice, critically explore the professional knowledge, decision making skills, and leadership qualities / skills that promote effective practice. Your assignment should draw conclusions about your learning needs as you make the transition to becoming an autonomous practitioner. (3500 words)

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Assignment  (3500 words) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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