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NPAD6000 Co-ordinating Long Term Care in Partnership (Adult field GEN)

Module Overview

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

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Reflect on the lived experience of the person living with long term care needs, and critically analyse how a nurse may respond.
  • Analyse and evaluate strategies that may be used to coordinate the care of people with long-term care needs across different settings
  • 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.
  • Articulate and analyse strategies employed by nurses to manage risk and promote a safe and effective health care environment.
  • Critically examine the role of the nurse in providing sensitive and evidence based palliative and end of life care.


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). Technological dependency. 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). Discharge planning 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 Skills: Managing difficult conversations Nasogastric tubes and Enteral nutrition Catheterisation and catheter management Care after death Syringe Drivers De-escalation, safe holding and Restraint

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures Seminars Guided independent study

Preparation for scheduled sessions60
Assessment tasks37.5
Independent Study57.5
Clinical Practice28
Practical classes and workshops21
Total study time250

Resources & Reading list

Walshe, C., Preston, N., Johnston, B (2018). Palliative Care Nursing: Principles and evidence for practice . 

Carrier J (2016). Managing Long term conditions and chronic illness in primary care: A guide to good practice. 

Randall, F., & Downie, R.  (2009). End of Life Choices: Consensus and controversy. 

Goodman B & Clemow R  (2010). Nursing and Collaborative Practice . 

Nicol (2015). Nursing adults with long term conditions . 

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

Meerabeau L and Wright K  (2011). Long term conditions:nursing care and management . 


Assessment Strategy

A) Written assignment (75%) B) Mind Map and annotated bibliogpahy: Analysis of a contemporary issue in palliative or end of life care illustrated in a mindmap and supported by 3 annotated bibliographies of key knowledge that underpin nursing practice in relation to this issue.


Individual Presentation


MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (3000 words) 75%
Written assessment 25%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: External


Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:


No additional costs associated with this module

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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