Module title: Supporting patients living with and beyond cancer

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

Module code: NMS09155
Module leader: Emma Trotter
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Generic - School of Nursing Midwifery & Social Car
Prerequisites

n/a


Description of module content:

Week 1-2 Introduction and orientation to virtual learning environment and module structure including initial collaboration with fellow students using the technology of discussion boards and webinar facilities.

Weeks 3-30 Engaging with online reading material, participating in forum discussions relating to the various challenges of living with and beyond cancer. Topics for discussion will include current drivers influencing cancer care; practice initiatives, issues and trends, treatment effects, role of NHS, social services and voluntary sectors; health care resource implications, communication, ethics, managing fears and expectations.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Engage in discussion concerning the policy and drivers that are influencing the agenda for patients living with and beyond cancer
LO2: Critically analyse the impact that current initiatives may have on patients living with and beyond cancer
LO3: Explore the impact of late effects/side effects and the consequences of treatments on patient experience and service provision
LO4: Review the strategies to educate and support patients, carers and professionals
LO5: Critically reflect on the impact of your learning and its influence on your professional development

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - FEUERSTEIN, M. AND GANZ, P.A. (2011) HEALTH SERVICES FOR CANCER SURVIVORS PRACTICE, POLICY AND RESEARCH: SPRINGER, 1st ed.
Core - MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT (2008) 2 MILLION REASONS: MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT, 1st ed.
Core - DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT & NHS IMPROVEMENT (2013) SURVIVORSHIP: LIVING WITH AND BEYOND CANCER. TAKING ACTION TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES - HTTP://WWW.NCSI.ORG.UK/WP-CONTENT/UPLOADS/LIVING-WITH-AND-BEYOND-2013.PDF
Core - DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH., MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT, AND NHS IMPROVEMENT (2010) NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORSHIP INITIATIVE VISION - HTTP://WWW.NCSI.ORG.UK/WP-CONTENT/UPLOADS/NCSI-VISION-DOCUMENT.PDF
Core - THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT (2008) BETTER CANCER CARE: AN ACTION PLAN - HTTP://WWW.SCOTLAND.GOV.UK/RESOURCE/DOC/242498/0067458.PDF
Core - OLVER, I.N (2011) THE MASCC TEXTBOOK OF CANCER SUPPORTIVE CARE AND SURVIVORSHIP: SPRINGER, 1st ed.
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