This module will develop your knowledge and skills in planning care in partnership with people in order to ensure that care is person centred and empowering. Throughout the module your learning will focus on the skills needed to respond positively to people who are at particular risk of marginalisation across the lifespan.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Describe the role of the nurse in delivering person-centred nursing care across a range of environments and healthcare settings.
- Demonstrate the ability to plan and document nursing care that is person centred and responsive to peoples' risks, needs and preferences
- Identify the principles of partnership working with people and carers which support the planning and delivery of person centred care.
- Understand the ethical and legal principles which underpin collaborative and person-centred health care practice
Concepts of person centred care
Care Planning and care pathways
FREDA principles (Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Autonomy) and underpinning legislation including Mental Capacity Act
Informed consent and empowerment
Methods of organising care (case working; community support models; outreach and inreach models; liaison nurse roles; service co-ordination models; key worker and team models; outreach models)
The role of the nurse in partnership working, and managing power imbalances within this relationship
The work undertaken by patients / service users and carers in maintaining health
The physical, emotional, cognitive and organisational work that nurses do to deliver person centred care
Interagency working and transfer of care between settings and agencies
Medicines Management: Medicines administration in vulnerable groups. (e.g. decisions to omit; covert administration; polypharmacy; inappropriate use / mis-use; considerations in elderly, neonates, pregnancy & breastfeeding)
Safeguarding: Identifying risks to vulnerable people (e.g. child sexual exploitation; radicalisation; honour based violence; vulnerable older people)
Maternal health needs
Needs of marginalised young people
Essential needs of people with a learning disability
Meeting the needs of people with frailty
Meeting the needs of people with dementia
Introduction to care planning for the end of life
Needs of other stigmatised or marginalised groups (e.g. people with serious mental illness; LGBT community; minority cultures; ) - including intersectional disadvantage
Clinical Skills sessions:
Learning Disability simulated practice
Maternal health simulated practice
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
The module is taught using a variety of learning and teaching approaches which may include:
Guided independent study (case study approach)
|Practical classes and workshops||6|
|Completion of assessment task||40|
|Guided independent study||71.5|
|Total study time||187.5|
Resources & Reading list
Kitwood T (1997). Dementia reconsidered: the person comes first. Buckingham: Open University Press.
Barrett D, Wilson B, Woodlands A (2019). Care Planning : A Guide for Nurses. Abingdon: Routledge.
Hewitt-Taylor J (2015). Developing person centred practice : a practical approach to quality healthcare. London: Palgrave.
Lynn Hannon; Julie Clift (2011). General hospital care for people with learning disabilities. Chichester, West Sussex: Blackwell.
Randall DC (2016). Pragamatic Children's Nursing. Abingdon: Routledge.
Bob Gates; Debra Fearns; Jo Welch (2015). Learning disability nursing at a glance. Chichester, West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
Shibley Rahman (2019). Living with frailty: from assets and deficits to resilience. London: Routledge.
Stacey; Lay Atkinson (2015). Intellectual Disability in Health and Social Care. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis Group.
Marjorie Lloyd (2010). A practical guide to care planning in health and social care. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
PAT. HOBSON (2019). ENABLING PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA: understanding and implementing person centred care. Springer.
Person centred care planning and providing an evidence based justification for your care are fundamental skills for all nurses. This assessment will focus on the development of both of these skills to help you gain confidence in ensuring the person is at the centre of their care.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Case study
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
Repeat type: External