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Person-centred Care

This course explores some models of healthcare delivery and the application of these theories to practice.

Person-centred Care
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    10 hours

Examine the concept of person-centred care

Long-term conditions cannot be cured, but they can be controlled with ongoing support from healthcare professionals. They have been described as the healthcare challenge of this century.

This program will explore how, by engaging in person-centred care, nurses will be able to use evidence-based practice to work with individuals, taking into account their own needs and wishes. By understanding a person’s life circumstances and health choices, nurses will be able to plan effective symptom relief, education and monitoring of long-term health conditions and those at risk of developing them.

What topics will you cover?

  • Person-centred care
  • The biopsychosocial model
  • Health beliefs and the Health Belief Model of Care
  • Spirituality and nursing
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Identification of risk factors for the development of long term conditions
  • Health promotion
  • Social marketing
  • Social prescribing

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Discuss critically the impact of a holistic approach to person-centred care
  • Critically analyse the physical, social, psychological and spiritual impact of long term conditions on individuals
  • Explore the value of person-centred care in promoting health and well-being to support individuals in the prevention of long term conditions

Who is the course for?

Coventry University MSc Nursing students.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

I had 30 years experience as a specialist nurse, health visitor & community matron before teaching in higher education. Specialist areas are the management of long term conditions & end of life care.

A senior nurse with over 30 years experience in clinical, managerial and educational roles, with a particular interest in specialist palliative care, long term conditions and communication skills.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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