Partnerships in Health and Illness Assessment Task – Consumer case study essay
The topic is colorectal cancer.
Learning outcomes –
1. Critically analyse individual, community, environmental and social factors that influence health beliefs and practices and strategies for promoting positive health behaviours.
2. Evaluate and apply evidence-based models of health behaviour change, health education, self management support, and partnerships in health care as they apply to promotion of health and wellness and rehabilitation of individuals.
Task Description and Case Study Resources –
This Essay is based on an EdCaN Case Study.
For the purpose of this assignment you are the Cancer Care Coordinator at the hospital where John receives his adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer. John is currently receiving his last cycle of chemotherapy and you will be meeting with him to provide education with regards to his discharge and self management plan following the end of his active treatment.
What you need to do
In preparation for your meeting with John, you are to develop a discharge and self management plan for discussion with him. Your plan should consider:
The recommended follow up regimen after curative treatment for colorectal cancer, having critically reviewed the available evidence.
Signs and symptoms associated with colorectal cancer recurrence.
Strategies to prevent survivorship issues that John may experience across all domains of health (including physical, psychological, social and spiritual health) after treatment for colorectal cancer and.
Before discussing the plan with John and his family, you are to consider the principles of communication and outline strategies that will facilitate effective education about his discharge and self-management plan.
Points for Consideration:
The above assessment task is best addressed using the following format. Use the following headings:
Introduction [150 words]
Your introduction should include a brief overview of John's history, the purpose of this essay, and an outline of the areas covered in the essay.
Discharge Plan [400 words]
This section should discuss: The recommended follow up regimen after curative treatment for colorectal cancer for John, incorporating critical discussion of available evidence. Signs and symptoms associated with colorectal cancer recurrence.
Education and Self-Management Plan [800 words]
In the context of a self-management plan, this section should discuss: Survivorship issues that John may experience across 1) physical, 2) psychological, 3) social and 4) spiritual domains of health and strategies for prevention of the identified issues.
Health education to be provided and the communication principles and strategies that will facilitate effective education.
Conclusion [150 words]
Give a brief summary of the main points of the essay.
References [not included in word count].