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NPCG1026 Person Centred Nursing Care

Module Overview

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

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • 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.
  • Describe the role of the nurse in delivering person-centred nursing care across a range of environments and healthcare settings.
  • 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) Lectures Seminars

Clinical Practice34
Completion of assessment task40
Practical classes and workshops6
Guided independent study71.5
Total study time187.5

Resources & Reading list

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

Healy D (2016). Psychiatric drugs explained. 

Randall DC (2016). Pragamatic Children's Nursing. 

Rahman S (2018). Living with frailty: from assets and deficits to resilience. 

Tee S, Brown J, Carpenter D (2012). Handbook of mental health nursing. 

Barrett D, Wilson B, Woodlands A (2013). Care Planning : A Guide for Nurses. 

McFadden R (2014). Introducing Pharmacology for nursing and healthcare. 

Hewitt-Taylor J (2015). Developing person centred practice : a practical approach to quality healthcare. 

Department of Health (2001). Valuing People: A New Strategy for Learning Disability for the 21st Century. 


Assessment Strategy

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.


Case study


MethodPercentage contribution
Written assignment 100%

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:


There are 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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