Long-term conditions: innovative education for HCAs

Hasselder, Alison, Forte, Denise and Horrex, Jane (2009) Long-term conditions: innovative education for HCAs. British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 3 (9). pp. 460-462. ISSN 1753-1586

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Abstract

Kingston University and St George's, University of London are running an exciting new Foundation Degree in Long Term Conditions within the framework of the new South West London Academic Network (SWan) Interprofessional Institute. Based at the Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, the course is ideal for heath and social care staff working with people who may be living with a long-term condition such as the effects of a stroke, diabetes or heart problems. Colin-Thome (2007) has identified that over 15million people in this country report living with a long-term condition. They are conditions that cannot currently be cured, but can be managed by medication and other therapies; they can limit an individual's ability to cope with everyday activities (Colin-Thome, 2007). This foundation degree aims to educate healthcare support workers (HCSWs) to take on a new associate practitioner role with a unique skills set and specifically to enable them to care effectively for people living with long-term conditions and their carers in a variety of health and social care settings.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2021 00:57
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2021 02:06
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/78227
DOI: 10.12968/bjha.2009.3.9.43992

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