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Managing Chronic Conditions - NURS3010

Year - 2020

This unit of study focuses on the management of chronic conditions in the community and highlights the role that nurses play in supporting people who are living with such conditions. Central to the unit is self-management of chronic conditions and the principles and practices that support such management. The most common chronic conditions in Australia will be identified, their risk factors highlighted, and prevention strategies and management options explored. The unit recognises that chronic pain is a debilitating syndrome that many people live with and need to manage. Many people frequently manage multiple chronic conditions and at times need additional support, care and therapy. The management of common chronic co-morbidities will be covered in this unit. The unit also recognises that for effective management of chronic conditions there is a need for strategies across multiple settings from home to acute care and sometimes to residential care, and for multiple modalities including rehabilitation and complementary therapies. Strategic discharge planning is recognized as an integral component in chronic conditions management. The role of nurses in multidisciplinary teams is investigated. The provision of spiritual caring by nurses for people living with chronic conditions is included in this unit of study. A lifespan approach is taken when discussing the occurrence of chronic conditions in the community. The overall framework of the unit of study is one of a person-centred approach to the management of chronic conditions. The chronic model of care is the healthcare approach.

13x2-hr lectures, 8x2-hr tutorials, 3x2-hr clinical labs, and clinical placement (80-hrs)

Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline


36 Year 1 credit points including NURS2006


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Nursing and Midwifery
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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