NURBN3020 People Living with Chronic Illness: Self-management Plan

NURBN3020 People Living with Chronic Illness: Self-management Plan


Assessment Task: Analyse and Develop a Self- Management Plan


The effective management of chronic illness for individuals and their families/carers requires the registered nurse to have a wide understanding and scholarship in health and social policies, human and nursing sciences to effectively plan care, advocate and support the consumer in their life choices for care and health management. Current population trends have seen an increase in the number of people staying in their own homes for longer and managing their chronic health conditions and care needs through consumer directed initiatives community care. Nurses need to be able empower consumers to selfmanage and care for their chronic conditions in the community.

This assessment task is designed to assist you to develop skills in analysing issues relating to self-management of care and to assist you to understand how to develop of self-management plan with a consumer living in their communities who have more than one chronic condition or health issue. A self-management plan is often used in conjunction with a nursing care plan and is designed to be consumer focussed.


This assessment task has 4 steps and should also be read in conjunction with the marking rubric for this assessment task (which is available in this course descriptor document and in the Moodle Assessment tab for this Course). Students will also need to download, save and complete the Self- Management Plan Template in Moodle as part of step 3 for this assessment task.

The assessment has 4 steps to discuss and critically analyse the effectiveness of consumer directed self-management plan for one of the case studies in Moodle.

Students are to choose one of the following case studies and address the assessment task to the case study:

Case study 1- Candice 21 year-old female with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Case study 2- John 65 year-old male with Metastatic Prostate Cancer


Step 1 Introduction and SMART Goals

– Provide a brief introduction of the client and identify their main chronic health issues which need priority attention and care in a self-management plan and why (provide references to justify). Write 3 SMART goals for the client in managing chronic illness conditions and the associated care/treatments/medication.

Step 2 Discuss and Critically Analyse Consumer Directed Care/Self-Management:

Discuss and critically analyse how consumer directed care /self-management planning for this client is important for maintaining their independence out in the community. Specifically outline how effective care planning can assist the client to maintain their health and independence with their activities of daily living. Peer reviewed current literature references should be included to support discussion and analysis.

Step 3 Design a Self-Management Care Plan

Write Self-Management Plan formatted in the template. In this plan, write down the SMART Goals at the top of the template and then write/design at least 6 priority selfmanagement interventions required for the client to undertake with respect to the priority care needs for each goal. Provide clear healthcare instruction for the client as to what they should do to manage the health issues identified in the SMART Goals.

Step 4 Provide a reference list, listing all references cited in the assignment using APA 7th edition referencing style.

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