Provides students with both the philosophical understanding and practice in the construction of thinking, knowledge, and ways of reasoning and concepts of care. Students examine ways in which nurses use knowledge, inquire, make assumptions and form values in nursing practice. With this knowledge the student is provided with the opportunity to acquire, practise and demonstrate foundational communication, observation, concepts of care and assessment skills that underpin nursing, care practice and therapeutic relationships.
- Reasoning, knowledge and logic
- Thinking, knowing and reasoning (thinking processes)
- Critical thought and reflection
- Knowing self and understanding others
- Cognition: ages and stages
- Emotional intelligence
- Building self-resilience
- Stigma and marginalisation
- Biases and racism
- Concepts of Care
- Development of nursing knowledge and theories
- Communicating to care (empathy)
- Communication techniques including verbal/non-verbal/documentation/transcultural communication
- Communication in difficult situations – language difficulties
- Health assessment – the interview
- Manual handling, falls assessment and ambulation
- Hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, universal precautions
- Personal hygiene, sleep and rest, pressure care
- Bowel care and elimination, specimen collection, managing urinary catheter
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||investigate the development of knowledge that informs and constructs conceptual-thinking in nursing care||Intellectual rigour|
|2||demonstrate the principles and strategies of communication, developing therapeutic relationships and interview techniques related to nursing practice, cognisant of the need for cultural sensitivity and awareness||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|3||demonstrate beginning and safe competence in the performance of a range of nursing skills||Cultural competence|
|4||examine and reflect on potential biases about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people||Intellectual rigour||Cultural competence|
- Stein-Parbury, J, 2018, Patient and Person, 6th edn, Elsevier, Sydney. ISBN: 9780729542562.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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