NS4340 - Nursing for Chronic Illness and Palliative Care
|Student Contribution Band:
||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. This subject is offered to the Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery students
in their final year of study and includes an 80 hour clinical nursing placement to
ensure students have recent nursing practice prior to graduation.
- 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;
- Integrate knowledge of the psychopathological and pathophysiological changes occurring
in individuals living with a range of chronic health conditions and/or terminal illness;
- 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;
- Appropriately assess the client with a chronic illness or disability Recognise the
need for a seamless transition of care between settings.
||NS4004 (ALLOW CONCURRENT WITH NS4340)
Study Period 2
|Census Date 23-Aug-2018
||Dr Kristin Wicking
||Dr Kristin Wicking, Dr Susan Edwards.
- 80 hours clinical placement
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCU
||end of semester exam (40%); assignments (60%); online discussion board/wiki participation (pass/fail) (%); professional experience placement (sat/unsat) (%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||Examinations may be scheduled outside regular university examination period refer
to Clinical Ladder.
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