EMPOWERING AND PROTECTING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE - 2020/1
Module code: NUR2114
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School of Health Sciences
WHITEHOUSE Alison (Health Sci.)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 5
JACs code: B700
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Completion of level 1 modules
History of nursing children
Children as a vulnerable group across the age spectrum
The nurse as an advocate
Interprofessional communication and working
Child and Family Centred Care
Policy & Politics in Relation to Child Health
Ethical Principles in Child Health
Service User Perspectives
Child & Family Law
Children’s understanding of illness
Child & Adolescent Mental Health
Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Families: Are families the best place for all children?
The challenges of empowering children with disabilities and complex care needs.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
Within this assignment you will explore an ethical situation common to children’s nursing which would require the children’s nurse to act as an advocate for the child, to protect the child’s rights and/or empower the child and family. There is a huge breath of areas you could examine however some possible examples could include: An area within safeguarding children and young people, parental withdrawal or refusal of treatment, child’s refusal of treatment, child’s right to involvement in decision making of care; end of life care planning, parental conflicting views, appropriate use of restraint, pain management, ensuring the use of evidence based practice, the use of unlicensed medications.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
An essay exploring an ethical challenge within children’s nursing, that will include consideration of children’s rights, empowerment and current legislation.
Formative assessment Group and individual feedback from tutors following completion of an essay plan
Feedback Feedback is available from the module team throughout the module following each session and students wereare encouraged to feedback any issues to the module team. Formative feedback following the essay plan would inform the summative assessment
- This module will enable the student to explore their role in empowering and protecting children and young people in contemporary UK society.
|1||Critically analyse the importance of advocacy, empowerment and supporting children's rights.|
|2||Discuss the ethical principles common within children's nursing and the implications for their own developing practice.|
|3||Debate the influence of current legislation on child health practice.|
|4||Analyse the importance of user perspective in the development of child health policy and services for children and families.|
|5||Explore the influence of history on contemporary child health practice.|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 1
Independent Study Hours: 102
Lecture Hours: 37
Methods of Teaching / Learning
Directed e-learning activities
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Children's Nursing) BSc (Hons)(NURSES PRE-REG SEPT)||1||Core||Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module|
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