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NPCH6000 Co-ordinating Long Term Care in Partnership (Child field GEN)

Module Overview

In this module you will build on your prior learning to gain further knowledge and skills in working in partnership with people. You will continue to develop clinical decision making in relation to the management of long term, multiple and / or complex conditions. Key topics in this module will be integrated care and co-ordinating teams in and across different care environments. As a part of this module you will also consolidate your understanding of what it is to nurse children both as children living childhoods and as they transition into adulthood,and consider your own perspectives on becoming and being a children’s nurse

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Reflect on the lived experience of children and their carers where a child is living with long term care needs, and critically analyse how a nurse may respond.
  • Analyse and evaluate strategies that may be used to coordinate the care of children with long-term care needs across different settings
  • Explore the role of the nurse in working in partnership with children to empower, support and promote the health and well-being of children and their carers where a child is living with a long-term condition.
  • Articulate and analyse strategies employed by nurses to manage risk and promote a safe and effective health care environment.
  • Critically discuss the nature of contemporary challenges and conflicts facing a children’s nurse.


Content for ALL fields: Collaborative / shared decision making. Positive risk taking and living with risk. Supported self management (including use of digital technologies in promoting self-management and sustaining supportive networks). Technological dependency. Integrated care, multidisciplinary and multiagency team working. Monitoring and co-ordinating care (including use of technology and data). Categorical and non-categorical approaches to the care of individuals with a long-term conditions and disabilities. Health economics and long-term partnership care Medicines Management: (Auditing and monitoring medicines management; storage; legal and professional issues in medicines management practice; Concordance) Child Field Co-ordinating community children’s nursing Technological dependence in childhood Preadmission and discharge planning: transitioning for children between settings. Lost childhoods: Chronic sorrow living with disability and illness Oncology conditions of childhood Living with and surviving cancer in childhood Mental wellbeing for children living with illness Living with congenital and genetic conditions in childhood Living with long term conditions a body systems approach 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) Skills: De-escalation, safe holding and restraint Managing difficult conversations Care after death Syringe drivers Nasogastric tubes and enteral nutrition Catheterisation and catheter management

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures Seminars Guided independent study

Clinical Practice28
Preparation for scheduled sessions57
Independent Study60.5
Practical classes and workshops21
Assessment tasks37.5
Total study time250

Resources & Reading list

Goodman B & Clemow R  (2010). Nursing and Collaborative Practice . 



Individual Presentation


MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (3000 words) 75%
Written assignment  (2500 words) 25%

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:


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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