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NS2113 - Grief and Crisis Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition (pre 2015)

This subject builds on the interpersonal communication skills developed in Communication for Nursing and Midwifery. The focus of this subject is the development of knowledge and skills to support those undergoing a crisis. Crises may be precipitated by a number of factors. Environmental, socio-cultural and developmental factors may all play a part in the development of a crisis. Illness can precipitate a crisis as the person loses some degree of independence and ability. The recognition of our mortality may also lead to a crisis. Those who are suddenly bereaved may find adjustment to the loss of a major person in their lives difficult.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the grief process;
  • Discuss the role of the nurse and /or midwife in the management of an individual in crisis;
  • Identify interpersonal skills required for the support of those in crisis;
  • Outline the nurse's and/or midwife's role in supporting those who are grieving;
  • Develop strategies for self-care while maintaining support of others.
Prerequisites: HS1111 and (HS1005 OR NS1003) and BM1011 and BM1022 and NS1211 and NS1222 and (NS1012 OR NS1004) and NS1220

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Miss Janene Antney
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Miss Janene Antney
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Miss Janene Antney
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

Mackay, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Miss Janene Antney
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

Mount Isa, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Miss Janene Antney
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

Thursday Isl, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Miss Janene Antney
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.