NS0614 - Nursing Care of Adults with Complex Needs

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What will I learn on this module?

During this module you will address the care required and the impacts upon patients with long-term conditions and their complex needs within adult nursing. There will be focus as appropriate upon the transition into adult care of young adults with long term conditions. You will develop an appreciation of
local and national perspectives of care delivery which impact on how care is delivered. You will be encouraged within seminars to explore leadership and management perspective to care delivery which will include management of risk.

Key module topics include;

• Critically analyse the nursing care delivery and the provision of holistic person centred care of the adult, across the age spectrum, in the context of patients/clients with long-term conditions and complex needs.
• Critically appraise the role of the multi-professional team in partnership with service users/carers to meet the patients/clients complex needs.
• Critically analyse the political, psychological, socio-cultural, legal and ethical issues relating to adults with complex needs.
• Demonstrate an understanding and critical application of the relevant knowledge of physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology.
• Promote the independence and self-management of patients/clients with long-term conditions and complex needs.
• Socio-cultural issues e.g. epidemiology, specific health care needs of individuals from ethnic and other minorities, meeting spiritual and religious needs.
• The concept of the expert patient and patient self-management.
• Psycho-sexual issues.

You will also explore the role of the nurse and other healthcare professionals in the rehabilitation process and promotion of self-management which will include psychological issues relating to care management and coping strategies.

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through the application of adult-based learning philosophy and university-based sessions which aim to underpin professional learning with academic knowledge and critical understanding. Lectures, seminars and workshop sessions will provide you with opportunities to develop an appreciation of the importance of integrating practice and theory. Lectures will examine key sources of policy and academic literature relating to nursing practice and will encourage you to connect with independent learning. Seminars and workshops will require full participation and challenge appropriately as a third-year student nurse. The lectures and seminars supported by workshops will link a range of issues associated with the impacts of long term conditions upon patients/clients.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Throughout the module you will be supported by experienced academic staff from a range of nursing and specialist backgrounds within the nursing profession. The academic staff involved in delivering this module will provide guidance and academic coaching to ensure you confidently engage with the requirements of this module. Active engagement will be face-to-face in lectures, seminars and workshop sessions. Additional study support is available from Ask 4 Help (on-line or face to face staff support) on-line resources and student support services can be accessed within the library and via the library homepage that has a variety of study skills resources that can support your learning.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. To extend knowledge and understanding of the process of caring holistically for people within their illness trajectory.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
2. To examine and apply political, psychological, sexual, socio-cultural, legal and ethical issues relating to adults with complex needs.
3. To be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the transferability of knowledge and skills within different long term conditions and complex needs.
Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
4. To critically analyse contemporary research and evidence based practice to improve the care of people with long term conditions and complex needs.

How will I be assessed?

Formative Assessment.
Throughout the module seminars and workshops there will opportunity for verbal feedback from the module academic team and your peers. Personal reflection about the module learning outcomes and personal and professional development will also be encouraged.
There will be opportunity for further verbal feedback during the assessment preparation seminar.

Summative Assessment.
A 3,000-word assignment.
You will use a wide range of contemporary academic literature and research to support your text.
This written assignment will be patient focussed, reflecting the module learning outcomes and content. It will focus upon the impact/s of a long-term condition as expressed by a patient/client. This assignment will be written using a critically analytical approach of the relevant issues and the role of the adult nurse.

All MLO’s will be achieved

Pre-requisite(s)

NA

Co-requisite(s)

NA

Module abstract

In this module you will address the care required and the impacts upon patients/clients with long-term conditions and their complex needs within adult nursing. You will focus as appropriate upon the transition into adult care of young adults with long-term conditions. As a third year student you will be encouraged to consider local and national perspectives of care delivery. Your ability to articulate your knowledge and skills from an employability attributes perspective will be facilitated. The module is underpinned by research rich evidence based practice.
Key components will be identified to enable you to recognise transferable knowledge and skills within the care of patients/clients with long-term conditions and complex needs. Throughout the module you will be encouraged to address the topics and issues raised using a critically analytical approach and to develop your ability to challenge yourself and others. You will engage with learning and discussion that adopts a leadership and management perspective to care delivery.

Course info

UCAS Code B700

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time (45 weeks and 4 days per year)

Department Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Location Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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