ND5005: Shared Decision Making (Adult Nursing)

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ND5005: Shared Decision Making (Adult Nursing)

Module Title Shared Decision Making (Adult Nursing)
Module Code ND5005
Module Tutor Rachel Jefferies
School School of Health and Social Care
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Brief Description

This module will help you to understand the principles of shared decision making in practice and what it truly means to ensure patients feel ready and able to take part in decisions which affect their health, their care and the quality if the care they receive.

Indicative Syllabus
  • The case for shared decision making
  • Barriers to shared decision making
  • Barriers to shared decision making for children and young people
  • The advantages of shared decision making (healthier lifestyles, improved confidence and self-efficacy, safer care, greater compliance with ethical standards, reduced costs and better health outcomes)
  • Ethical considerations in shared decision making
  • Service user engagement – treatment and location
  • Empowerment and making health care choices
  • Patient Decision Support Aids
  • Motivational interviewing
  • National and local policies influencing shared decision main (Health and Social Care Act 2012, Liberating the NHS, Right Care Shared Decision Making Programme)
  • The role of Health Watch England- supporting the evidence
Learning Outcomes
  1. Analyse the process of shared decision making, and who should to be involved in the process to aid effective and efficient solutions and the polices which serve to enable it
  2. Evaluate the roles of the professional team in enabling patient choice in decision making and is able to distinguish between information that is relevant to care planning and information that is not
  3. Identify the barriers to shared decision making in the adult, child and young person and discuss what, if anything, can be done to overcome them
  4. Through individual case studies identify the advantages of shared decision making in the child, young person, adult and older adult, identifying Service user engagement and the use of Patient Decision Aids
  5. Critically review any ethical considerations which may arise in the process of shared decision making
  6. Discuss the role of motivational interviewing within the process of shared decision making and behavioural change
Learning and Teaching Activities
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 20% Coursework: Group work, presentation: 20 minutes
002: 80% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 1500 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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