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The purpose of this educational portfolio is to enable you to identify and achieve the prescribed learning outcomes within the overall context of Management of Chronic Disease (Singapore)

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes are as follows:

1: Evaluate the evidence-base underpinning current practice in the management of people affected by chronic diseases.

2: Examine the social and psychological impact of conclusive diagnosis of a chronic disease on people and their family/ carers.

3: Explore the role of the multidisciplinary team in promoting self-management to enable people to live positively with a chronic disease.

4: Analyse current local practice and identify possible changes to improve psychological symptoms and health, and well-being for people living with one or more chronic diseases.

You will be required to provide evidence of achievement for each learning outcome within your portfolio.

Management Of Chronic Disease Assessment

Introduction

Briefly introduce your allocated condition in your introduction. This should include a definition of what a long-term condition is and an explanation of your allocated condition along with a brief overview of its epidemiology and aetiology. The introduction must also outline how you searched for academic evidence to support this portfolio to answer the learning outcomes for this assessment

A search strategy outlining the relevant search terms you used, the research databases you searched and the number and type of results you obtained should be provided. This can be given in a table format to ensure you stay within the word count for this section.

Portfolio Entry 1

Describe the pathophysiology of the allocated condition, supported by relevant academic literature.

You must demonstrate your ability to understand the anatomical and physiological changes that occur for your allocated condition. This should include describing normal physiology and the changes that occur at the cellular, tissue/organ or bodily system level in relation to your allocated condition. This must be evidence based using appropriate academic sources.

Portfolio Entry 2

Select one symptom and

  1. Explore how this could affect your patient
  2. Evaluate 1 assessment tool (consider advantages/ disadvantages)
  3. Based on best evidence discuss the nursing management required to enable the patient to maximise their health and well-being and self-manage their condition.

This must demonstrate a holistic approach (physical, emotional, social and spiritual).  You should include reference to the support of family/carers and the role of other members of the multidisciplinary team and the voluntary sector where relevant.

Portfolio Entry 3

In this final section, summarise the key aspects discussed in the portfolio and make recommendations on how learning may influence your future practice

Conclusion

Key aspects discussed in the portfolio