20 credits at level HE6
Equipping practitioners in the fields of health and social care to develop family-centred practice within their occupational settings.
Families as diverse socio-cultural phenomena
Representative data concerning social change & family formations
The impact of health & social policy on families
Situational analysis of ‘the family in current health and social care
Identifying & evaluating practitioners' existing & new approaches & skills for family centred work including assessment
Theoretical perspectives on family-centred practice including functional, structural, systemic & developmental theories
Evaluating current developments in family-centred health & social care including family centred public health practice
Issues of power, control and discrimination encountered in family-centred work
Working with abusing families
Vulnerable families including issues such as; family poverty, domestic abuse, vulnerable adults, palliative care, carers, impact of acute and long term illness & disability;
Formulating plans for developing family-centred practice.
100 hours University based learning
Classroom sessions 35 hours (14x2.5)
This includes lectures, case study work, presentation of work in progress with families and family centred services and contributions from external specialists in the field.
Self directed study 65 hours
This includes preparation for the assignment.
The assessment will take the form of two pieces of course work.
You will be required to utilise your experiences of working with families as a resource for learning. For Specialist Community Public Health Nursing students the focus of the assignment should be negotiated and agreed between yourselves, the practice teacher and the tutor. This should be documented within a learning contract. It should be relevant to field of Specialist Community Public Health Nursing practice and your individual learning needs.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Display an understanding of theoretical frameworks and apply them in the context of analysis of own practice and that of others.
Justify the selection and application of theoretical frameworks to family assessment and subsequent practice.
|2.||Demonstrate knowledge of the interaction between policy and the experiences of families in contact with health and social care agencies.
Identify how practice implements and is shaped by policy and formulate judgments about how practice could be developed.
Analyse and evaluate the impact of health and social policy upon both families and professional practice, drawing conclusions about the implications for the development of family centred practice.
|3.||Have developed key skills in relation to leadership, team working, communication and problem solving||Display evidence of key skills including leadership, team working, communication & problem solving in relation to family centred health & social care.|
|4.||Have gained a critical awareness of families as diverse socio-cultural phenomena to which practitioners and services must be sensitive.
a. Demonstrate critical awareness of the concept of family as diverse socio-cultural phenomena to which practitioners and services must be sensitive.
b. Use critical reflection on practice to apply principles of anti-discriminatory practice to family centred health & social care
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Practice based course work. Poster presentation based on '‘New ways of working’ in family centred health and social care.||written assignment of 4,000 words|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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Dunn J and Deater-Deckard K (2001) Children’s views of their changing families. York Publishing Services. York.
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Gastrell P and Edwards J (2000)
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(Section 2: The family as a framework for practice)
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|Host Subject Group:||Health, Social and Community Studies|
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