Module Three: Introduction to Chronic Illness & Conditions – Impact on Client & Family

MODULE 3 Competencies

This module is an introductory discussion of select chronic illnesses. The impact of chronic illness on clients and their families will be examined, as well as the function of care navigation in assisting a client with chronic illness.


Competencies – Upon completion of the unit the student will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of chronic disease, end of life, and population management to the selection of resources and navigation of care
  • Navigate the healthcare and human services systems to connect client to resources
  • Use activation and engagement tools to improve client self-management





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