Management of Patients with Long-Term Conditions (Level 6)
Nursing, Ambulance Service
Nursing, Ambulance Service
Ambulance & Nursing
Leadership, Service improvement and innovation
January 2019 TBC
The purpose of this module is to support practitioners in promoting person-centred care for the patient and their families/carers with a long-term condition. It will enable practitioners to understand the challenges and complexities of living with a long term condition and the strategies and interventions used to support people to self manage their illness. We will explore emerging models of service provision for the patient and provide opportunities for enhanced collaboration between services in the health and social care sectors, also across primary, secondary and tertiary care. Central to this module is the significance of using evidence based approaches to manage long term conditions and to understand this in the context of contemporary health and social care practice. Therefore the practitioner is encouraged to reflect on their practice and continuously be an advocate for driving and improving service provision within their own area of practice.
What will I learn?
Module aims to enable students to:
Gain an understanding and appreciation of common long-term processes and conditions.
Gain an understanding of the psychosocial aspects of the patient experience and its relevance to the provision of individualised, person-centred care.
Gain an understanding of the delivery of appropriate therapeutic management plans for patients.
Explore public health/ health promotion strategies for the person experiencing a long-term condition.
Explore multi- agency, partnership working in the provision of effective management plans for the person with a long-term condition; including involvement and role of user movement groups e.g. MIND; National Rheumatic Arthritis Society (NRAS).
Develop cultural competence and an appreciation of the role of individual difference in the practitioner: patient relationship.
Develop an appreciation and understanding of the positive strengths that the patient experience can contribute towards living with a long term condition.
Consider effective symptom management.
To support and promote self-care to maximise the quality of life of the person with a long-term condition
To build relationships with existing user groups /movements in identifying best practice in approaches to health care needs and services.
To support and promote self-care to maximise the quality of life of the person with a long-term condition.
There will be some shared teaching with the M level (level 7) Managing Patients with Long-term Conditions unit. This will often comprise keynote lectures from service users/ expert patients and subject and clinical specialists.
How will I learn?
Face to face learning
To be confirmed
* Please be advised that course dates and timings may change
Marie McGee M.Mcgee@uea.ac.uk