Introduces students to the principles that underpin the nursing profession and the forces that shape the individual and collective identity of nursing. Critically examines the historical evolution of nursing, contemporary practice issues, competency standards, legislation and policy frameworks in the context of what it means to nurse and be a nurse.
A historical overview of nursing
Historical and contemporary images of nursing
The scope of nursing practice
The concept of professionalism
Statutory and professional regulation of nursing practice
Conducting a library search to locate nursing literature
Reviewing literature and developing an annotated bibliography
Sources of policy and clinical guidelines
Developing an annotated bibliography
Accountability, responsibility and duty of care
Introduction to common law
Nursing and the law
Confidentiality, consent and disclosure
Documentation techniques, principles & skills
Role relationships in health care
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||discuss the evolution of the discipline of Nursing from a historical and contemporary context||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||discuss the statutory and professional governance requirements that regulate Nursing practice||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||describe Nursing's scope of practice in relation to multidisciplinary health teams||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||discuss the impact of common law on nursing practice||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||locate and discuss literature on issues related to nursing and health care.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Daly, J, Speedy, S & Jackson, D, 2013, Contexts of Nursing, 4th edn, Livingstone/Elsevier, Australia. ISBN: 9780729541527.
- Staunton, P & Chiarella, M , 2013, Law for Nurses and Midwives , 7th edn, Livingstone/Elsevier, Australia. ISBN: 9780729541022.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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