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NS3340 - Nursing for Chronic Illness and Palliative Care

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
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.
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


Study Period 2, External
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Kristin Wicking.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: quizzes or tests (40%); assignments (60%); online discussion board/wiki (pass/fail) (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must complete and submit all assessment items

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.