In this module you will build on your prior learning to gain further knowledge and skills in working in partnership with people. You will continue to develop clinical decision making in relation to the management of long term, multiple and / or complex conditions. Key topics in this module will be integrated care and co-ordinating teams in and across different care environments.
This module contains a defined strand of 60 hours learning which will build on and develop your knowledge of Palliative and End of Life Care
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Critically examine the role of the nurse in providing sensitive and evidence based palliative and end of life care.
- Explore the role of the nurse in working in partnership with people to empower, support and promote the health and well-being of individuals with a long-term condition.
- Analyse and evaluate strategies that may be used to coordinate the care of people with long-term care needs across different settings
- Reflect on the lived experience of the person living with long term care needs, and critically analyse how a nurse may respond.
- Articulate and analyse strategies employed by nurses to manage risk and promote a safe and effective health care environment.
Content for ALL fields:
Collaborative / shared decision making.
Positive risk taking and living with risk.
Supported self management (including use of digital technologies in promoting self-management and sustaining supportive networks).
Integrated care, multidisciplinary and multiagency team working.
Monitoring and co-ordinating care (including use of technology and data).
Categorical and non-categorical approaches to the care of individuals with a long-term conditions and disabilities.
Health economics and long-term partnership care
Medicines Management: (Auditing and monitoring medicines management; storage; legal and professional issues in medicines management practice; Concordance)
ADULT Field Specific Content:
The following will be explored in more depth in relation to the person with a long-term condition:
The experience of living with a long-term condition.
Co-ordinating care of people with single LTC and multi-comorbidities.
Risk management – living with risk and adapting to changing health.
The use of digital technologies including tele monitoring and home ventilation
Role of family, carers and the importance of supportive networks (incl. assisted based community development).
The principles of Palliative and end of life care
Contemporary context of palliative and end of life care
Symptom recognition, impact and management
Assessing and supporting family health and wellbeing
Assessing bereavement needs
Managing difficult conversations
Nasogastric tubes and Enteral nutrition
Catheterisation and catheter management
Care after death
De-escalation, safe holding and Restraint
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Guided independent study
|Practical classes and workshops||21|
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||60|
|Total study time||253|
Resources & Reading list
Carrier J (2016). Managing Long term conditions and chronic illness in primary care: A guide to good practice. Abingdon: Routledge.
Nicol (2015). Nursing adults with long term conditions. London: Sage.
Walshe, C., Preston, N., Johnston, B (2018). Palliative Care Nursing: Principles and evidence for practice. London: Open University Press.
Snoddon J (2010). Case Management of Long Term Conditions: Principles and Practice for Nurses. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.
Randall, F., & Downie, R. (2009). End of Life Choices: Consensus and controversy. Oxford University Press.
Goodman B & Clemow R (2010). Nursing and Collaborative Practice. Exeter: Learning Matters Ltd.
Meerabeau L and Wright K (2011). Long term conditions:nursing care and management. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Individual Presentation
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: External