HS7501: Person Centred Care in Practice


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HS7501: Person Centred Care in Practice

Module Title Person Centred Care in Practice
Module Code HS7501
Module Tutor Sue Chilton
School School of Health & Social Care
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 7
Brief Description

This module aims to develop the healthcare practitioner’s ability to integrate the required knowledge, skills and values of person centred care for specialist practice in community and district nursing.

Indicative Syllabus

This module will cover the following:

  • Person-focussed approaches to care;
  • therapeutic nurse-patient relationship;
  • emotional intelligence;
  • contemporary health, public health and social policy;
  • support for people who are unwell, recovering or dying at home; long term conditions management;
  • professional influences/procedures/issues
  • Role and responsibilities of the CN/DN;
  • Teaching & learning;
  • Safeguarding/vulnerability – adults;
  • Clinical governance;
Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

1. Critically explore the importance of emotional intelligence in the delivery therapeutic care and ways of managing the challenges facing community nurses in establishing a therapeutic relationship.

2. Critically appraise contemporary health, public health and social policy drivers relating to person-centred care approaches for community and district nurses and identify dilemmas and conflicts in terms of implementation.

3. Critically discuss the key concepts of relevance in managing care in relation to long term conditions and pivotal considerations for practice development.

4. Critically discuss the principles and political and professional literature relating to End of Life Care and implications for practice development locally.

5. Critically appraise the key principles underpinning effective teaching and learning in the clinical environment and required responsibilities of the team leader role.

6. Critically review the professional knowledge, skills and values required in fulfilling the role of a community nurse and ways in which these can be effectively measured.

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 24
Independent Learning Hours: 126
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 4,000 words
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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