NRSG372 - Principles of Nursing Chronic Illness and Disability

10 cp
Prerequisites: For BN, BN/BBA and BN/BP students: Completion of a minimum of 140 credit points;
For BN(EN) students: Nil
Teaching Organisation

The Registered Nurse plays an important role in the multidisciplinary team in provision of care for people with long–term chronic illness and disability. This unit is required by students to assist them achieve knowledge and skills in relation to chronic illness, disability and evidence-based practices to enable safe, effective and culturally sensitive care, including educating clients and supporting them to manage themselves long–term.

Case studies, informed by the Australian National Health priorities, will enable students to explore the common diseases and disabilities across the life span to support the provision of holistic evidence–based care. The role of the Registered Nurse in facilitating patient centred care for persons with chronic illness and/or disability will be examined in relation to a variety of settings and patient journeys.

The aim of this unit is to assist students to critically analyse the impact of chronic illness and/or disability on the person, family and community.

2020:
The Registered Nurse plays an important role in the multidisciplinary team in provision of care for people with long-term chronic illness and disability. This unit is required by students to assist them achieve knowledge and skills in relation to chronic illness, disability and evidence-based practices to enable safe, effective and culturally sensitive care, including educating clients and supporting them to manage themselves long–term.