NURS 3017 Health Variations 5 - Palliative and End of Life Care

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401212

Coordinator Lauren-Leigh Metcalfe Opens in new window

Description Health Variations 5 - Palliative and End of Life Care focuses on the palliative approach as a model of care, exploring the benefits of this approach when supporting dying individuals with any life limiting illness. Students will also acquire the capabilities to develop self-care strategies to manage their own grief, loss and stress associated with working in a palliative setting.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Equivalent Subjects NURS 3016 Health Variations 5

Restrictions Must be enrolled in 4691 Bachelor of Nursing or 4780 Bachelor of Nursing ? WSU Online.

Assumed Knowledge

Primary health care, foundational knowledge of human biological sciences including human body systems, basic concepts in pharmacology and pathophysiology and the National Health Priorities and the relationship to nursing practice.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Apply the palliative care principals when assessing, planning, and managing the holistic physical, psychological, cultural, social, and spiritual needs of a person with life limiting conditions across the lifespan.
  2. Examine the delivery of comprehensive care across a variety of settings utilising the multidisciplinary team to provide a well-coordinated and integrated palliative approach.
  3. Evaluate strategies to support families and carers in their role in palliative and end of life care provision including, loss and grief support services.
  4. Adapt to a dynamic and constantly changing healthcare environment when facilitating collaborative and ethical decision making about the provision of palliative nursing care and advanced care planning.
  5. Communicate effectively when interacting with an individual, their family and carers, in a palliative care context.

Subject Content

1. Principles of a palliative approach
2. Pathophysiology of dying
3. Communication in palliative and end of life care
4. Adjustment and adaptation to loss
5. Principles for clinical assessment and intervention
6. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological care
7. Optimising function and injury prevention in palliative and end of life care
8. Coping with dying and bereavement as a care giver
9. Spirituality
10. Advance Directives and Power of Attorney
11. Indicative Case Histories
- care of The terminally ill child
- care of The terminally ill Adult
- care of The terminally ill older person
- care of A person from A culturally diverse Background with reference to An Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 30 minutes each x 2 30 N Individual
Short answer 1,500 words 40 N Individual
Poster 1,000 words 30 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Campbelltown

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Hawkesbury

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Liverpool

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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2022 Trimester 1

Wsu Online

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2022 Trimester 2

Wsu Online

Online

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2022 Trimester 3

Wsu Online

Online

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