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NPCH2030 The Context of Care for Children, Young People and their Families

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

To develop your knowledge and understanding when assessing and managing children and young people with health and social care needs.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Examine and select appropriate evidence to inform effective individualised health promotion for children and young people.
  • Critically consider the interrelationship between children’s lifespan development and the delivery of child centred care.
  • Appraise how individual differences, capabilities and needs influence therapeutic relationships with children, young people and their families
  • Discuss the nature of evolving professional roles within contemporary systems of child health care delivery.
  • Critically discuss contemporary ethical, legal, professional and philosophical perspectives on children’s rights and best interests

Syllabus

• Health promotion with children, young people and their families in order to prevent later ill health • Empowering and enabling children and young people to participate in care delivery, and in decisions affecting their care. • Children’s understanding of their healthcare needs and how this underpins informed choice • Initiating, maintaining and disengaging from therapeutic relationships between children, families and healthcare professionals • Tailoring therapeutic interventions to care context • Lifespan development – infant to young adult – and its application to child health nursing practice • Forming effective and appropriate partnerships and alliances with children and their carers • Education of children and families in relation to self-care • Play, distraction and communication tools • Communication with children with cognitive or sensory impairment • Communication and therapeutic interventions for children and young people with mental health problems • Communication technologies • Consent • Confidentiality • Children’s rights and best interests, and their interface with family centred care • Advocacy • Children as carers • Children as service users and their participation in service evaluation and development • Nurse as a change agent • Nursing roles in contemporary child health practice

Special Features

For features such as field trips, information should be included as to how students with special needs will be enabled to benefit from this or an equivalent experience.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Key note lectures Directed Study activities Self-Directed Study Student Presentations

TypeHours
Independent Study149.5
Teaching38
Total study time187.5

Resources & Reading list

Shribman, S (2007). Making It Better: for children and young people - clinical case for change. 

Hubley. J. Copeman, J. (2008). Practical Health Promotion. 

Santrock,J. (2008). Lifespan Development. 

Institute of Health Promotion and Education.

DH and DFES (2008). The child health promotion programme: Pregnancy and the first five years.. 

Glasper E.A, Richardson J (2010). Textbook of Children and Young Peoples Nursing. 

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Poster  (15 minutes) 100%
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