For children and young people with chronic health conditions and disability, the aim of their treatment and care is to manage their illness in such a way that they are able to enjoy and achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution (DH 2004a). In order for this to be achieved, children, young people and their families should have access to services that help them to develop the self-confidence and self management skills, needed to deal with the impact of their condition upon themselves, their family or carers (DH, 2007).
Content and Modules
Level 6 (Undergraduate)
Pre-requisites: Access to relevant clinical experience with children and young people.
Excluded Combinations: This module cannot be studied again at a different academic level.
Module Leader: Sarah Todd.
Module Contributors: Lecturers in Children’s Nursing and other specialist lecturers.
It is expected that practitioners will be experienced and knowledgeable about the conditions and care issues; associated with the children and young people they are currently working with. This module will, therefore, explore wider issues associated with caring and working in partnership with these clients and encourage the practitioner to explore their role as part of the multi-agency team.
This module aims to:
Enable the practitioner to critically identify their own professional contribution to support young people and their families, to maintain or regain their individual, emotional, social and developmental potential.
Enable the practitioner to critically review current practice and evaluate the relevance to their practice, of research and developments with children and young people with chronic health conditions/ disability.
By the end of the module the practitioner will be able to:
Critically reflect on ways to optimise the resources available for children and young people with chronic health conditions/disability, by developing strategies to meet their holistic needs in partnership with other professionals/agencies.
Critically apply research and experiential knowledge in order to develop skills and knowledge within children and young peoples’ chronic health /disability services, which are relevant to their professional role.
Critically analyse the impact of current innovations in health and social care for children and young people with chronic health conditions /disability upon their professional practice.
There are two parts to the summative assessment:
Presentations (50% weighting)
The development and presentation of an A1 sized poster relating to either, an issue or challenge affecting the health and welfare of children/young people with a chronic health condition / disability, including suggested interventions by the multi-agency team.
Assignment (50% weighting)
A reflective summar critically analysing and evaluating the strategies involved in producing and presenting the poster. Also to critically reflect upon the way in which strategies could be developed to integrate these recommended interventions into the practitioner's particular area of practice. Word Limit: 2,000 words.
Location of study: UCS Ipswich
Dates of attendance:
Should you require any further information about this module please contact the Module Leader:
T: 01473 338541
If you are already registered on a diploma or degree programme it is advisable to inform your course leader that you will be undertaking this module. This will enable your course leader to undertake the vital task of tracking your academic journey.