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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.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): NURS 2700  or NURS 2720  and NURS 2750  and BIOL 2032  with grades of C or higher
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Computer skills are essential.

Major Content
  1. Professional Development & Identity in caring for clients experiencing chronic illness and/or end of life
    1. Attributes and Roles of a Nurse
      1. Professionalism
      2. Clinical Decision-Making & Judgement
      3. Ethics
      4. Leadership
      5. Self-care
      6. Life-long learning
      7. Social Justice
    2. Care Competencies
      1. Holistic Nursing Process
      2. Therapeutic & Professional Communication
      3. Collaboration
      4. Quality & Safety
      5. Technology & Informatics
      6. Teaching & Learning
    3. Health Care Delivery
      1. Care Coordination
      2. Evidence-based Practice
      3. Health Care Infrastructure
  2. Physiological Integrity in the nursing care of clients experiencing chronic illness and/or end of life
    1. Physiological Homeostasis & Regulation
      1. Fluid & Electrolyte Balance
      2. Acid-Base Balance
      3. Cellular Regulation
      4. Intracranial Regulation
      5. Metabolism
      6. Elimination
      7. Oxygenation
      8. Perfusion
    2. Protection and Movement
      1. Tissue Integrity
      2. Sensory Perception
      3. Comfort
      4. Mobility
      5. Rest
  3. Psychosocial Integrity in the nursing care of clients experiencing chronic illness
    1. Psychosocial Homeostasis & Regulation
      1. Family Dynamics
      2. Spirituality
      3. Motivation
      4. Adherence
      5. Cognitive Function
    2. Behavioral Resilience
      1. Coping/Stress/Adaptation
      2. Grief & Loss
      3. Vulnerability
  4. Lifespan Growth and Development considerations in the nursing care of clients experiencing chronic illness
    1. Determinants of Health
      1. Functional Ability
      2. Genetics
      3. Nutrition
      4. Environment
      5. Culture
      6. Individual Behaviors
      7. Social & Economic Factors

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. discuss trends in healthcare as they relate to issues of access, equity, affordability and social justice.
  2. explore ones own beliefs and values as they relate to caring for clients experiencing chronic illness and end of life issues.
  3. promote achievement of safe and quality outcomes of care for individuals and families experiencing chronic illness and end of life issues.
  4. provide quality and safe client care as a member of the inter-professional team.
  5. recognize the role of information technology in improving client care outcomes and creating a safe care environment.
  6. utilize clinical judgment and decision making skills while providing care to promote optimal health for clients experiencing chronic illness.
  7. utilize evidence, clinical judgment, inter-professional perspectives and client preferences in planning, implementing and evaluating outcomes of care.
  8. 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)
None
Competency 2 (7-10)
None


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