HND732: Diabetes in Social and Psychological Contexts
Assessment 2: Support for empowerment
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• Due: Monday 3 June, 2019 – no later than 11.59pm EST
• Weighting: 60%
• Word count: 3000 words
“Credentialled Diabetes Educators (CDEs) apply evidence based education and self-management skills, interventions and techniques to improve outcomes for people with prediabetes and diabetes”. Australian Diabetes Educator’s Association, 2017, p. 9) .
Empowerment is an effective approach for promoting positive emotional, behavioural and psychological outcomes and to help individuals to make informed choices to self-manage their health (Anderson & Funnell.
Critically examine the concept of empowerment and how it relates to self-management of diabetes, focusing on three unique life stages/age groups and key life transitions during adolescence, middle age, and older adulthood. In your response, discuss evidence-based strategies to empower and support individuals and their families to adjust to living with diabetes and self-manage their condition, during these life stages and transitions.
This assessment assesses the following Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO) and related Graduate Learning Outcomes (GLO):
Unit Learning Outcome (ULO) Graduate Learning Outcome (GLO)
ULO 2: Identify key aspects of life transitions of GLO 1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities chronic illness and their relevance to diabetes GLO 4: Critical thinking education. GLO 5: Problem solving
ULO 4: Identify strategies within a multidisciplinary GLO 1: Discipline- specific knowledge and capabilities:
team that can be adopted in clinical practice when appropriate to the level of study related to a
considering the impact of diabetes on people’s discipline or profession lifestyles and emotional well-being. GLO 5: Problem solving
ULO 5: Explain the concept of empowerment GLO 1: Discipline- specific knowledge and capabilities:
and/or self-efficacy in relation to consumer appropriate to the level of study related to a participation and health promotion. discipline or profession GLO 5: Problem solving
ULO 6: Identify key aspects relevant to diabetes management of people from diverse backgrounds and vulnerable populations. GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO 4: Critical thinking: evaluating information using
critical and analytical thinking and judgment
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO8: Global citizenship
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• Draw on theoretical concepts provided in the unit.
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• Access relevant contemporary literature to support the information in your essay. References should mainly include refereed journal articles and text books.
• The suggested readings in the unit are a good place to start. References to non-peer reviewed websites, information designed for consumers and/or Wikipedia are not appropriate for this assessment task.
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• Appendices (if applicable) are attached after the reference list page.
• Do not include a table of contents unless instructed to do so.
• Headings are not necessary for this assignment task.
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The conclusion paragraph should provide a summation of ideas, draw together the discussion, present no new material (references are not expected in the conclusion paragraph) and offer your position drawn from the discussion (approximately 10% of the word limit).
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