Core Module Information
Module title: A Holistic approach to long term conditions

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ADN08109
Module leader: Jackie Nicol
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing


Description of module content:

The module will explore the patient journey for a person living with a long term condition and examine issues affecting individuals across the lifespan. You will learn about a range of long term conditions, reflecting Scottish health priorities, and discuss assessment, care and support of a patient with a long term condition at each stage of the patient journey. The stages include diagnosis, living for today, progression/ rehabilitation, transition and end of life. This will provide you with the knowledge and skills to address the holistic needs of diverse groups requiring care and support.
The module will be underpinned by long term conditions strategies and models including Better Health, Better Care (2007) and Scotland’s mutual care model for long term conditions. Person centred evidence based care will underpin the teaching and learning activities to promote best practice, to meet the physical, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual needs of the patient. Key areas of the healthcare quality strategy for NHS Scotland will be addressed and you will learn the principles of self-care, care management, compassionate care, palliative care and anticipatory care. Service users and carer perspectives will be gained through their involvement in the module delivery.
You will develop the knowledge and skills to adopt an enabling role and work in partnership with patients/carers and other professionals, within the NHS, social and private/voluntary sector. You will learn related clinical skills which address a number of key principles underpinning the patient safety agenda and address theory underpinning essential skills clusters.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Explain the altered physiology of specific long term conditions relating this to safe patient assessment and provision of care.
LO2: Describe the related clinical skills required to provide effective and safe care to people with long term conditions
LO3: Based on user and carer experience and scenarios reflect on the patient journey for people with a long term conditions using a person/ family centred approach
LO4:Consider the application of the evidence base to nursing approaches for individuals with long term conditions, utilising local, national and international guidelines and other evidence.
LO5: Identify and discuss the physical, emotional, cultural, spiritual and psychosocial needs of individuals and their families affected by a long term condition
LO6: Discuss the scope for collaborative working with patients living with a long term condition, their families/ carers across health, social and voluntary/ private sector providers.

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