MANAGING CHRONIC CONDITIONS

NSG3MCK

2018

Credit points: 20

Subject outline

Chronic health conditions are generally defined as those lasting more than six months, noncommunicable and involving some functional impairment or disability. In this subject students will explore the effects of these conditions on the individual, family and carer. Students will study a range of chronic health conditions, their significance as a major contributor to morbidity and mortality in Australia and the multidimensional approach required in managing such conditions. Students will examine the role of nurses in delivering care that emphasises the primary health principle of empowering individuals to manage their own health.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points20

Subject Co-ordinatorSonia Reisenhofer

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing in Hong Kong.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsManaging long term conditions & chronic illness in Primary Care: A guide to good practice.PrescribedCarrier,J.(2009)LONDON:ROUTLEDGE
ReadingsChronic Illness & Disability: Principles for nursing practiceRecommendedChang,E., & Johnson, A.(2008)SYDNEY:CHURCHILL LIVINGSTON
ReadingsChronic Illness impact & Intervention. (7th ed.).RecommendedLubkin,l., & lARSEN,P.(2009)BOSTON:JONES & BARTLETT PUBLISHERS.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Distinguish the range and nature of chronic conditions encountered in health care along a continuum of health.

Activities:
Enabling outcomes a. Describe several models of health and chronicity. b. Explain the different phases of chronic conditions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Recognise and contrast the physical and psychosocial impacts that chronic conditions have on the individual, their family and the community.

Activities:
Enabling outcomes a. Describe the scope and range of common chronic illnesses and diseases b. Assess the financial, psychological, mental, social, emotional, spiritual and physical health impact of living with a chronic condition c. Explain common experiences of living with any chronic condition and the need for responsive and adaptive nursing and health care. d. Compare contrasting perceptions held by individuals, family members and the community generally about a given chronic condition
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Facilitate an individual#s self-management of a chronic condition.

Activities:
Enabling outcomes a. Describe the benefits of and barriers to optimal client self-management of their chronic conditions b. Use empowering strategies, including patient education and motivational counselling, to support a client in self-management. c. Reflect on your practice, in engaging with individuals and their families, and whether it encourages or discourages client self-management.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Distinguish the range and nature of nursing care provided within a collaborative health care environment, for people living with chronic conditions

Activities:
Enabling outcomes a. Recognise the different health care settings where people with chronic conditions will receive care. b. Describe the role of the interdisciplinary health team and the nurses role within it, in providing health care for individuals with chronic conditions c. Using evidence apply best practice nursing care of people with chronic conditions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Formulate a plan to assist a client to effectively navigate the health care system.

Activities:
Enabling outcomes a. Identify and describe models of care delivery that can support the client with a chronic health related condition. b. Explain possible transition challenges for a client moving from an acute situation into ongoing health care c. Incorporate self-management guidelines into individualised care plans d. Outline referral pathways for people with chronic health related conditions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Hong Kong, 2018, Week 14-26, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSonia Reisenhofer

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 14 - 26
Twenty 1.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend from week 14 to week 26 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
On-line Quiz or equivalent20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 2,000-word assignment or equivalent50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 20-min presentation or equivalent30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05