Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Discuss the nature of evolving professional roles within contemporary systems of child health care delivery.
- Examine and select appropriate evidence to inform effective individualised health promotion for children and young people.
- Appraise how individual differences, capabilities and needs influence therapeutic relationships with children, young people and their families
- Critically discuss contemporary ethical, legal, professional and philosophical perspectives on children’s rights and best interests.
- Critically consider the interrelationship between children’s lifespan development and the delivery of child centred care.
- 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
- Children’s rights and best interests, and their interface with family centred care
- 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
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Key note lectures
Directed Study activities
|Total study time||187.5|
Resources & Reading list
Santrock J (2008). Lifespan Development. MCGraw-Hill.
Hubley. J and Copeman, J (2008). Practical Health Promotion. Polity Press.
Glasper E.A and Richardson J (2010). Textbook of Children and Young Peoples Nursing. Elsevier.
Shribman, S (2007). Making It Better: for children and young people - clinical case for change. Department of Health.
DH and DFES (2008). The child health promotion programme: Pregnancy and the first five years.. COI for DH..
Professional conversation with a supporting poster.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
An internal repeat is where you take all of your modules again, including any you passed. An external repeat is where you only re-take the modules you failed.
Repeat type: Internal & External