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NPCH3011 Transitioning - Meeting Challenges in Contemporary Children's Nursing

Module Overview

In this module you will build upon and consolidate your understanding of what it is to nurse children, as they live through childhood into adulthood. You will also explore the ethical challenges arising from contemporary practice when working with families, including skills of conflict recognition and resolution

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Critically discuss the nature of contemporary challenges and conflicts facing a children’s nurse.
  • Critically discuss the skills required to effectively to manage care for children and their carers as they move between healthcare settings and services.
  • Demonstrate skills in managing conflict in children’s health services with regard to physical and mental wellbeing of self, colleagues, children and their carers.
  • Critically discuss evidence for nursing practices in children’s palliative and end of life care.
  • To identify and critically evaluate the skills values and attitudes required to effectively deliver palliative and end of life care.


Becoming a newly qualified children’s nurse Working in partnership Communication skills Conflict management and resolution Legal frameworks Patient safety human factors Giving evidence in proceedings Supporting children and their carers with coping with living life limiting and threatening illness Process of transitioning between child and adult services Self-efficacy and self-management for the developing young person, working with carers (parents) Transplantation and organ and tissue donation

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

The module is taught using a variety of learning and teaching approaches which may include: Debates Lectures Seminars Workshops Interactive Forum Theatre

Independent Study151.5
Total study time187.5

Resources & Reading list

Collection of resources regarding the case of Charlie Gard.

Thompson M, Hooper C, Laver-Bradbury C & Gale C (2012). Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Theory and Practice. 

Randall DC (2016).  Pragmatic Children's Nursing: A theory for children and their childhoods. 

Ethical issues in paediatric organ donation. A position paper by the UK Donation Ethics Committee (UKDEC), June 2015. https://blackboard.soto...ion_position_0615-2.pdf

Forbat L, Barclay S (2018). Reducing Healthcare Conflict. Archives of Disease in Childhood. , .


Assessment Strategy

In the assignment you will critically explore the role of the children's nurse and the impact this role on caring for children living childhoods or as they transition to adulthood.


Presentation (Case study)


MethodPercentage contribution
Exam  (1.5 hours) 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Exam  (1.5 hours) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: External

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