Sep 22, 2020
NURS 2800 - Chronic and Palliative Care Credits: 7
Hours/Week: Lecture 3 Lab 2
Course Description: This course focuses on the nursing care of clients experiencing chronic illness and/or end of life. Emphasis is placed on understanding the lived experience of clients and families. Ethical issues related to advocacy, self-determination, and autonomy are explored. Evidence-based practice is used to support appropriate focused assessments and management of care of clients experiencing concurrent illnesses/co-morbidities. This course requires completion of NURS 2820 , NURS 2850 , and BIOL 2035 with grades of C or higher or concurrently enrolled.
Prerequisite(s): NURS 2700 or NURS 2720 and NURS 2750 and BIOL 2032 with grades of C or higher
Recommendation: Computer skills are essential.
- Professional Development & Identity in caring for clients experiencing chronic illness and/or end of life
- Attributes and Roles of a Nurse
- Clinical Decision-Making & Judgement
- Life-long learning
- Social Justice
- Care Competencies
- Holistic Nursing Process
- Therapeutic & Professional Communication
- Quality & Safety
- Technology & Informatics
- Teaching & Learning
- Health Care Delivery
- Care Coordination
- Evidence-based Practice
- Health Care Infrastructure
- Physiological Integrity in the nursing care of clients experiencing chronic illness and/or end of life
- Physiological Homeostasis & Regulation
- Fluid & Electrolyte Balance
- Acid-Base Balance
- Cellular Regulation
- Intracranial Regulation
- Protection and Movement
- Tissue Integrity
- Sensory Perception
- Psychosocial Integrity in the nursing care of clients experiencing chronic illness
- Psychosocial Homeostasis & Regulation
- Family Dynamics
- Cognitive Function
- Behavioral Resilience
- Grief & Loss
- Lifespan Growth and Development considerations in the nursing care of clients experiencing chronic illness
- Determinants of Health
- Functional Ability
- Individual Behaviors
- Social & Economic Factors
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- discuss trends in healthcare as they relate to issues of access, equity, affordability and social justice.
- explore ones own beliefs and values as they relate to caring for clients experiencing chronic illness and end of life issues.
- promote achievement of safe and quality outcomes of care for individuals and families experiencing chronic illness and end of life issues.
- provide quality and safe client care as a member of the inter-professional team.
- recognize the role of information technology in improving client care outcomes and creating a safe care environment.
- utilize clinical judgment and decision making skills while providing care to promote optimal health for clients experiencing chronic illness.
- utilize evidence, clinical judgment, inter-professional perspectives and client preferences in planning, implementing and evaluating outcomes of care.
- incorporate the knowledge and methods of a variety of disciplines to inform decision-making in the care of the chronically ill client.
Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)
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