Person Centred Adult Nursing 2
Run by School of Medical and Health Sciences
30.000 Credits or 15.000 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Organiser: Dr Lynne Williams
Overall aims and purpose
This module will consolidate the previous two years of the course and to develop a knowledgeable, compassionate and professionally accountable practitioner who can provide effective care for service-users and others in all settings. You will use your developing management skills and knowledge of Transforming Care to design and provide appropriate care taking into account the complex nature of health and health interventions within today’s society.
Due to the current Covid-19 crisis, the module may adopt a blended learning approach
• Critique of healthcare policy and influences on delivery of nursing care in all settings-Context of health and social care in Wales, UK, European & globally e.g. 1000 lives plus, Transforming Care, EC directives, WHO,
• The adult nurse’s role in relation to evolving perceptions of nursing (public, political, professional & media);
• Sensitive communicating tailored to individuals’ needs across the lifespan ;
• Communicate making best use of policy and legislation to encompass dignity, respect and diversity;
• Addressing delivery of nursing care in an ageing population, safeguarding people;
• Role of the adult nurse in managing nursing in all care settings;
• Enabling and encouraging individuals and groups to achieve their potential;
• Role of carers and partnerships in care; transitions in care e.g. moving into nursing/residential care;
• Communicating with adults & carers across the lifespan, inter-professional roles, communication & relationships, working in teams;
• Language and cultural awareness and sensitivity;
• Appropriate communication for the delivery of nursing care across the adult lifespan using concepts of empathy, advocacy, dignity and respect;
• The nurse’s role in advanced care planning and relationship building;
• Communicating with distressed people and families;
• Critique and adapt theories and models of nursing care delivery suitable for all care contexts;
• Evaluate application of models for health and wellbeing; health protection/promotion
• Evaluate the process and interventions used to meet the needs of adults in practice;
• Advancing skills for adult nursing, education of others in all healthcare environments.
• Pharmacological knowledge of medicine management and numeracy in preparation for registration of an adult nurse.
• Care delivery; advanced skills for adult nursing e.g. principles of ILS, and consolidation of skills to solve problems e.g. CPR in various situations; nurse prescribing.
• Skills to ensure matching with current BCUHB and National clinical knowledge to practice agenda.
• Adult altered physiology, and the impact on health/lifestyle
• Evaluating the individual and family’s needs and responses through the application of health psychology & sociology
• Delivery of care in partnership through effective negotiation;
• Nurse’s role in enabling people to live with and respond to chronic conditions, taking into account factors such as grieving, body image; • Critique current frameworks/guidelines – cancer, dementia, critical/high dependency/trauma care; • Governance/safety/quality of care • Resource management • Justify decision making for patient care; prioritising nursing care; documenting nursing care; multidisciplinary team working; • Management of the fundamentals of care; • Awareness of self, influencing factors, limitations, context and settings; • Critiquing and applying the evidence base for adult nursing. • Safe & effective discharge planning • Patient Management strategies, risk assessment, response to crisis
Understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module, with an ability to apply what is learnt in healthcare practice. Students will be required to achieve a minimum of D- grade in the assignment to in order to pass the theory component of the module
Good understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module, with an ability to apply what is learnt in healthcare practice. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade C- in the Grading Criteria
Excellent understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module, with an ability to apply what is learnt in healthcare practice. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade A- in the Grading Criteria
- Evaluate how professional relationships are developed through appropriate communication ensuring respect & dignity
- Select, apply and evaluate appropriate models and or frameworks of health and wellbeing in the context of nursing practice
- Implement and evaluate the knowledge and skills required for safe, compassionate & effective nursing practice
- Critically analyse appropriate evidence to support decision making during the delivery of care
- Critically analyse nursing in different contexts, taking into account culture, diversity, groups and individual differences across the lifespan
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Teaching and Learning Strategy
3.Lectures and enquiry-based learning
Reading time, preparing & taking assessments
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Mentoring - Able to support, help, guide, inspire and/or coach others
- Caring - Showing concern for others; caring for children, people with disabilities and/or the elderly
- Management - Able to utilise, coordinate and control resources (human, physical and/or financial)
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
- Leadership - Able to lead and manage, develop action plans and objectives, offer guidance and direction to others, and cope with the related pressures such authority can result in
Resource implications for students
Purchase of text books, pens and paper. Photocopying and printing Subscription to internet provider to access BU on-line catalogues and Blackboard from home residence
Barrett, D., Wilson, B., & Woodlands, A. (2012). Care planning: a guide for nurses. Harlow: Person Education.
Clarke, D., & Malecki-Ketchell, A (2016) Nursing The Acutely ILL Adult; Priorities In Assessment & Management (2nd ed) London: Palgrave Macmillan
Day, J. (2013). Interprofessional Working: An Essential Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals (Nursing and Health Care Practice). Hampshire: Cengage Learning.
Ellis, P. (2016). Evidence-based practice in nursing. (3rd ed) Exeter: Learning Matters.
Fertman, CI. (2010) Health Promotion Programs: From Theory to Practice. John Wiley & Sons. New York. [electronic resource]
Green, J., Tones, K., Cross, R., & Woodall, K. (2015) Health Promotion: Planning & Strategies. (3rd ed) London: Sage.
Holland, K., & Roberts, D. (2013). Nursing Decision-Making Skills for Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Howatson-Jones, L., Standing, M., & Roberts, S. (2015). Patient Assessment and Care Planning in Nursing (2nd ed). Exeter: Learning Matters.
Kalfoss, M. (2016). Use of instruments to measure quality of life among healthy and ill adults in community settings. British Journal of Community Nursing, 2016, Vol.21 (5), p.232-240
McCormack, B. & McCance, T. (2017). Person-centred practice in nursing and healthcare: Theory and Practice. Wiley Blackwell: Chichester
Nicol, J. (2015). Nursing Adults with Long Term Conditions. (2nd ed) Croydon: Sage Publications Ltd.
Nicol, J. and Nyatanga, B. (2017). Palliative and End of Life Care in Nursing. (2nd ed). Exeter: Learning Matters
Peate, I. (2006) Caring for People with Learning Disabilities. John Wiley & Sons. Hoboken. [electronic resource]
Sines, D., Saunders, M., & Forbes-Burford, J. (2009) Community Health Care Nursing (4th ed) Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. [electronic resource]
Smeltzer, SC., Bare, BG., Hinkle, JL. and Cheever, KH. (eds). (2008) Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing. 11th edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Philadelphia.
Welsh Government. (2014). Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. Cardiff: Welsh Government.
Wrycraft, N. (2009) Introduction to Mental Health Nursing. McGraw-Hill Education. Maindenhead. [electronic resource]
Betsi Cadwalader University Health Board http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/861/home
Chief Medical Officer www.cmo.wales.gov.uk/
Clinical Research Centre http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/home.cfm?orgid=580
e-Library for Health http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/878/home
Involving People http://www.involvingpeople.org.uk/
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence http://www.nice.org.uk/
NHS Wales http://www.wales.nhs.uk/
Nursing & Midwifery Council http://www.nmc-uk.org/
Public Health Wales http://www.publichealthwales.wales.nhs.uk/
UK National Statistics
Wellbeing Wales http://www.wellbeingwales.org/
Welsh Government http://wales.gov.uk
1000 Lives Plus http://www.1000livesplus.wales.nhs.uk/home
Bangor University Blackboard site
Safe Medicate online package.