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NS3340 - Nursing for Chronic Illness and Palliative Care

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject will examine the complexity of chronic illness, disability, rehabilitation and palliative care. It will focus on the development of a holistic approach to nursing care to assist the novice nurse to provide safe and compassionate care to those who endure chronic illness and/or disability, and require rehabilitation or palliative care.

Learning Outcomes

  • integrate knowledge of the pathophysiological and psychopathological changes occurring with individuals living with a range of chronic health conditions and/or terminal illness;
  • appropriately assess the client with a chronic illness or disability;
  • discuss nursing strategies used in the management of individuals experiencing a range of chronic health problems and those with terminal illness;
  • apply rehabilitation principles to prevent complications; maintain and restore function for those individuals experiencing chronic health conditions and disabilities;
  • describe and apply supportive responses to individuals and families experiencing chronic health conditions and those living with terminal illness through the provision of increasingly complex therapeutic nursing management;
  • recognise the need for a seamless transition of care between settings.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > Quizzes or tests - (40%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (60%)
  • Online discussion board/Wiki (pass/fail) - (%).

Special Assessment Requirements

Students must complete and submit all assessment items

Prerequisites: (NS2214 OR NS2218) AND PP2231 AND PP2131 AND NS2022 AND (NS2215 OR NS2216 OR NS2217 OR (NS2003 AND NS2004)) AND NS2015 AND HS2101 AND NS2112


External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coord/Lect: Dr Kristin Wicking.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.