Core Module Information
Module title: Positive Ageing: Promoting Health and Well-being with Older People

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NMS09129
Module leader: Fiona Carver
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Theories of ageing: physical, psychological and social; aspects of physical and psychological health and ill health, current health and nursing issues, care priorities, assessment and analysis of health needs, ethical, legal and moral issues in relation to growing older. The module content will be influenced strongly by current drivers such as Working with Older People in Scotland - A Framework for Mental Health Nurses (2008), Working towards recovery and Promoting Mental Health and Well-being in Later Life (2006) and the Senses Framework.
There will be an emphasis on values-based, person-centred and recovery focused approaches to the
health promotion of and delivery of care to older people with acute and long-standing ill-health issues eg chronic health problems such as stroke and mental health issues such as depression, alcohol and drug misuse and dementia. Other topics covered will include: values and attitudes: equality and diversity: age-related discrimination empowerment and participation: service user and carer involvement; sharing positive risk-taking; compassionate care and legal and ethical issues

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically reflect on the rhetoric and reality of older people's health care
LO2: Analyse the links between health and social care from a national and local perspective
LO3: Evaluate evidence-based practice in relation to the assessment, planning and evaluation of holistic and compassionate care for older adults and their carers
LO4: Examine ethical and legal issues which impinge on the delivery of care to older adults
LO5: Evaluate the concept of healthy ageing and national and international strategies for health promotion
LO6 Critically reflect on and contribute in interdisciplinary debate on the impact of values-based, anti-discriminatory and recovery - focused principles on clinical practice

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