School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Family Health Care:Chronicity and Palliative Care Nursing (Advanced)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 400855.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Completion of all Year 1 and Year 2 Nursing units. Completion of all Year 2 Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced) units.

Incompatible Units
400763 - Family Health Care: Chronicity and Palliative Care Nursing

400753 Medical-Surgical Nursing 1 AND 400825 Medical Surgical Nursing 2 (Advanced)

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Restrictions on clinical practicum placements students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced) and meet special requirements for safety and professional issues when dealing with the public.

About this Unit
This unit engages students in advanced assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of professional nursing care for those individuals and their families living with a chronic illness and those dying from a life threatening illness. The unit will enable the student to collaboratively work with medical students to apply nursing skills and critical thinking skills to the challenges of patients with chronic and life threatening illnesses. The unit will enable the student to undertake an advanced health assessment , apply critical thinking skills in nursing practice and to understand the impact of chronic and life threatening illness on the nurse, client and their family.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Special Requirements are those stipulated by NSW Health and Western Sydney University. At present these include: Prohibited Employment Declaration (PED), Criminal Record Check (CRC), Adult Health Immunisation and Workcover accredited Senior First Aid Certificate.

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