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.
- An 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
- Multidisciplinary health
- 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 legal and ethical obligations for nursing practice||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||examine and use a range of information technologies to inform nursing practices and the delivery of health care.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Daly, J, Speedy, S & Jackson, D, 2017, Contexts of Nursing, 5th edn, Elsevier, Chatswood, Australia. ISBN: 978-0-7295-4246-3.
- Staunton, M & Chiarella, M, 2017, Law for Nurses and Midwives, 8th edn, Elsevier, Chatswood, Australia. ISBN: 978-0-7295-4245-6.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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