Using examples from practice, discuss how you would empower a patient living with a long term condition to self-care.
3000 words in total (plus/minus 10%)
A brief introduction to the work
This should include a statement of confidentiality and refer to the professional standards
of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives (Nursing Midwifery Council, 2015)
An exploration the following:
How a patient’s attitude, beliefs and perception might influence their ability to self-care (500 words)
How life events/life styles might influence a patient’s ability to cope (500 words)
How psychosocial factors might influence the ability of patients and/or their family to cope (500 words)
The recognition and evaluation of coping strategies used by individuals (500 words)
The pivotal role of communication in continuing care (500 words)
A brief conclusion
This should include a summary of the main points discussed and concluding statements (250 words)
You are expected to include evidence from academic and professional sources to support your work and follow the HSK guidance for citations and references.
The reference list is not included in the word count.
The summative template provided on StudyNet must be used.
When using examples from practice, you may choose to refer to more than one patient and different long term conditions or a single patient and one long term condition.