Core Module Information
Module title: Management of Psychosocial Issues in long term conditions

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: NMS11185
Module leader: Lisa O'Leary
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences

Work Based Learning

Description of module content:

You will study the following topic areas:
Medical and social models of care, Health outcomes; information and support, psychological consequences, social issues, cultural and spiritual issues, Self management strategies, enabling role, partnership working, Ethical, advocacy and discrimination issues, Compliance/ concordance
Cost-effectiveness and quality of life issues.
You will consider management of changed health status, complex problems/ co-morbidities, clinical guidelines/ protocols.
You will consider different models of care including Anticipatory care, multi and interdisciplinary working, role of NHS, social and voluntary sector, ehealth
You will be encouraged to reflect on multiagency working, service user/ carers experiences.

You will learn about the psychological and psychosocial consequences living with a long term condition has on the individual, as well as the impact on family, friends, carers. You will focus your learning on a particular long term condition related to your clinical practice e.g. Epilepsy, Stroke, Diabetes.
Key areas of current long term condition strategies and policies will be addressed and you will learn the principles of self care, care management, compassionate care, and anticipatory care. Understanding of service users and carer perspectives will be gained and you will be able to explore specific issues related to your client group.
You will develop the knowledge and skills to adopt a person centred enabling role and work in partnership with clients/carers and other professionals, within the NHS, social and private/voluntary sector.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1 Evaluate current theory and research underpinning current practice in the management of psychosocial factors in people affected by a long term condition.

LO2 Examine the social and psychological impact of diagnosis and symptoms on people and their family/ carers affected by a specific long term condition.

LO3 Analyse the role of the multidisciplinary team in promoting self management to enable people to live with a long term condition.

LO4 Critically assess current practice and compare to the evidence base using local, national and international guidelines, strategies and other evidence.

LO5 Recommend possible changes to improve psychological symptoms and health, and well-being for people living with a long term condition.

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