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NPCG3014 Long Term Conditions and Care

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Critically reflect on the influence of research evidence to nursing care of the child
  • Articulate a holistic and structured approach to the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for children and their families
  • Explore the pathophysiology of long term conditions and the implications for nursing care
  • Critically reflect on the role of the nurse within the multidisciplinary team to promote effective transition of children and young people to adult services
  • Explore the principles of loss, grief and chronic sorrow in relation to children, young people and their families with long term conditions


• Policy context for the care of patients with LTC’s • The “Expert patient” • Genetics and genomics related to LTC’s • Exploration of the evidence, aetiology, symptoms, treatments and psychosocial management of long term conditions, including: • Promotion of health and well being to ‘live well’ with a long term conditions • Introduction to the changing context of health care provision for individuals with long term health care needs to include: o Lay care o Community resources and services o Information resources • Exploration of the concept of the expert patient, self care and personalisation in relation to long term conditions and health care • The nurses role in supporting individuals and their families through the use of therapeutic interventions and therapeutic use of self (including psychotherapeutic interventions) • Positive risk taking • Telehealth • Strategies for effective communication • Assessment and management of chronic pain • Legal and ethical principles and frameworks associated with the provision of care • Continuation of education • Impact of long term health needs on family and siblings including exploration of theories of loss, grief and chronic sorrow in relation to living with a long term health condition • Transition from child to adult services • School life • Exploration of palliative and end of life care

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Key note lectures Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Directed study Self directed Seminars

Completion of assessment task137
Total study time188

Resources & Reading list

Support for children and young people.

On line resources and field appropriate publications including links to legislation, policy and guidance from Department of Health [DH] and Local and National Government and Non Governmental Organisations at Local and National Level. 

Moore, A .J., Anderson, C., Carter B and Coad J. Appropriated landscapes: the intrusion of technology and equipment into the homes and lives of families with a child with complex needs. Journal of Child Health Care. ,14 , pp. 3-5.

Grinyer A. (2007). Young People living with cancer. Implications for policy and practice. 

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



Individual Presentation


MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (2000 words) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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