Long-term care (LTC) is the set of interventions in social and health services that are aimed at preventing, rehabilitating and caring for people with functional deficits that affect the performance of activities of daily living. Demographic and social changes are causing an expansion of CLD needs and an increase in formal care.
Considering that the nursing professional is in charge of directing, evaluating and providing care aimed at the promotion, maintenance and recovery of health, as well as the prevention of diseases and disabilities, that is why this Master's degree is proposed .Training objectivesThe training acquired in this Master gives rise to professionals prepared to:Provide long-term nursing care.
Provide health care to multi-pathological patients and large dependents in hospitalization units, social-health residences or day-stay units.
Provide health care for dying patients and palliative care.
Apply information, communication and emotional support techniques.
Offer training to informal caregivers.
Design, organize and manage nursing care units for people with long-term care needs.
Research in the evaluation, diagnosis and care of patients with long-term needs.CompetenciesKnow the applicable legislation, legal concepts and principles in situations of disability, dependency and long-term care.
Understand current health systems, their management policies at different levels of care, and the programming and evaluation instruments of health organizations.
Detect and manage basic and complex emotional processes, psychosocial problems and situations of emotional risk (chronic illness, death, grief), family and the professionals themselves, as well as identify the need for specialized intervention and make an appropriate referral to other professionals.
Solve problems related to chronic and dependency processes, guaranteeing the dignity and security, privacy, autonomy and cultural diversity of people.
Apply nursing care oriented to patients and their families in advanced and / or end-of-life situations that contribute to an increase in their quality of life and a better coping with their chronicity process.
Identify the main difficulties in the treatment and care of patients with disabilities and dependency, facilitating changes in lifestyle.
Integrate nursing techniques and care both in the institutionalized setting and in the home of patients with mental health problems and people with cognitive impairment, for their prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.Professional outingsGraduates can carry out their work in those public or private centers that are oriented to the health care of patients with chronic diseases. In this sense, the health network is increasingly extensive: units for multiple pathological patients, palliative care units, day centers, nursing homes, care centers for people with severe disabilities, hemodialysis clinics, specialized centers, or health care companies. home care services.
It also allows you to acquire skills to occupy health management positions in the aforementioned institutions.
In the field of community health and primary care, the master provides personal resources to deal with chronic diseases in patients, as well as health care at home, more effectively. It offers resources to be able to create schools for patients to empower them in the management of their chronic pathologies. It also provides knowledge for caring for the caregivers themselves.Admission profileIt is aimed at graduates and graduates in Nursing who wish to complete their theoretical and practical academic training in nursing care in situations of disability and dependency, both from health promotion, disease prevention and minimization of sequelae of patients and of caregivers.
The recommended profile, therefore, is that of graduates who have achieved the general and specific competencies of the Diploma in Nursing or Graduates in Nursing, with specific concerns about care in pediatric and adult patients with disabilities, dependency or who require chronic care, either at home or institutionalized.
Candidates to access these studies must prove that they have a level B1 or higher of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in the English language.Admission criteriaThe Academic Committee of the Master will take into account the following criteria:Adequacy of the degree.
Ability to read accredited acceptable scientific English. Those students who, in the opinion of the Commission, do not demonstrate a sufficient level of English may take a test that determines their oral comprehension, oral expression and written expression in English.In the event of receiving a number of applications greater than the limit of places, the following will be assessed:Qualifications obtained in the studies used for admission (50%).
Accredited level of English higher than B1 (20%).
Professional experience in the field (20%).
Publications and communications (10%).