School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Health Variations 5 - Palliative and End of Life CareWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401212.2


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Lauren Metcalfe

Assumed Knowledge
Primary health care, biological behavioural and social sciences, pharmacology and pathophysiology and the National Health Priority areas.

Equivalent Units
401019 Health Variations 5

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4691 Bachelor of Nursing, 4693 Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced) or 4692 Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry).

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Autumn  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 Autumn  Yes  Hawkesbury Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 Autumn  Yes  Liverpool Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 Autumn  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*

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About this Unit
This unit develops a student’s knowledge and problem-solving skills utilising a palliative approach when caring for individuals and their families who are experiencing life limiting illness. Case histories featuring a lifespan approach and that address the National Health Priority Areas will be used to illuminate the palliative approach as a model of care. Students will explore the benefits of a palliative 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.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Access to an internet enabled device is essential in order to be able to: access course materials; to participate in discussion groups; and to access additional resources provided by the lecturer during the session. See http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/currentstudents/current_students/services_and_facilities/uwsonline_student_support for further information.

4691.2Bachelor of NursingCONTINUING
4691.3Bachelor of NursingCONTINUING
4691.4Bachelor of NursingCURRENT
4692.2Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)CONTINUING
4692.3Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)CONTINUING
4692.4Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)CONTINUING
4692.5Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)CURRENT
4693.3Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced)CONTINUING
4693.4Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced)CONTINUING
4693.5Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced)CURRENT
4780.1Bachelor of Nursing - WSU OnlineCURRENT

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