Develop critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills in managing patients with chronic conditions.
To prepare students to effectively manage chronic care within various health care contexts.
To develop students abilities to provide relevant information to patients about their condition with consideration of the patients individual needs and context for example, health literacy, developmental stage, culture and existing knowledge.
Demonstrate an understanding of chronic illness across the lifespan and the wider impact on the individual, family, community including the needs of culturally diverse, disadvantaged, and vulnerable groups with chronic conditions.
Identify and examine the pathophysiological and pharmacological aspects of chronic disease management in alignment with the National Strategic Framework for Chronic Diseases.
Examine the psychosocial impacts of individual adjustment in living with a chronic disease Identify collaborative models for care and health promotion and Information strategies in alignment with the National Strategic Framework for Chronic Diseases.
You are provided with 4 case scenarios (located at end of this document) you only need to choose ONE (1) scenario to discuss in this assignment. In each of the scenarios the patient has both a chronic disease and a presenting condition, you may also identify other comorbidities which may be relevant to the patient.
Part A: Written Case Analysis Essay
In this essay you will analyse the case study you have chosen giving a brief description of the chronic condition and the presenting health issues for the person. This will give context to the patient Information resource you create in Part B.
Rationale for Part A: The case study analysis forms the background and research leading to the creation of a Patient Information Resource. Through this assessment students will demonstrate an understanding of chronic illness