Principles of ongoing, culturally appropriate long-term condition management, including implementation of illness prevention, patient self-management approaches, integrated care, end-of-life care, population-based approaches, and change management processes.
This paper emphasises the application of skills in the clinical setting. It also explores
long-term conditions that occur from the "cradle to the grave", encouraging students
to determine how they can support clients and their families/wh?ünau through critical
periods, as well as a key focus on self-management skills.
The Flinders model of client-care planning is taught within this paper, and on successful completion the student will receive the Flinders University Certificate of Competence in Chronic Condition Self-management.
|Paper title||Long-term Condition Management (Advanced)|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,641.00|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$9,490.00|
- (NURX 427 or NURS 427) or (GENX 709 or GENA 709)
- GENX 711, GENA 711, NURX 428
- Limited to
- MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGDipHealSc
- The applicant will:
- Have registration as a nurse from a three-year programme or course, congruent with the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (HPCA) Act 2003
- Hold a current Practising Certificate
- Prerequisites apply
- More information link
- View more information on the Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies' website
- Teaching staff
- Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies
- Paper Structure
- The paper has a professional and personal focus. The paper focuses on self-management strategies and quality of care, and there is an emphasis on working with a team and personal resiliency. Other aspects of the paper involve clinical work relating to long-term conditions.
- Teaching Arrangements
- Two 3-day study blocks
- Ministry of Health documents on long-term conditions (also termed chronic diseases),
as well as research pertaining to the care and management of this population group
A selected reading list is updated annually.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy,
Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- At the successful completion of this paper, nurses will have the knowledge and skills
to work in a multidisciplinary team in a manner that is culturally sensitive and responsive.
In particular the nurse will be able to
- Demonstrate an understanding of the different factors that determine the risk of developing long-term conditions
- Identify and assist people to adopt behaviour and activities that reduce their own and others' risk of long-term conditions
- Undertake a structured process that allows assessment of client self-management behaviours, collaborative identification of problems and goal setting leading to the development of individualised client care plans
- Assist people to understand the possible consequences (ie what might happen and the chance of it happening) of failing to make life-style changes
- Articulate the range of services available locally and nationally for people who need information and support in making changes in behaviour and how to access services
- Participate effectively in multidisciplinary teams to support the identification of individuals' needs and the planning, implementing and review of individualised care
- Prioritise groups and individuals to be assessed and managed, taking account of risk factors and financial, technological and human resources available
- Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of management strategies and programmes for populations and individuals through audit and other quality measures
- Understand the role for nurses in long-term management and how their role relates to other team members
- Reflect on their own approach to supporting clients in self-management and developing services appropriately