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NURS5058: Navigating the Cancer Experience

2024 unit information

This unit of study will examine the diagnosis and treatment of cancer as experienced by the patient and their family. Students will examine how culture, age, socio-political situations and health beliefs can influence the cancer experience. Interpersonal communication as an integral component of the therapeutic work of nursing will be interactively explored. Students will examine how our understanding impacts clinical practice and health care delivery, and will explore the interface between the social context of the lived experience of illness and that experienced within the context provided by current approaches to health care service delivery. Approaches to patient management within the total patient experience will focus on collaborative decision-making and the ways in which synthesised evidence informs patient care.

Unit details and rules

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Nursing and Midwifery

Code NURS5058
Academic unit Nursing and Midwifery
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an appraisal of clinical situations and application of appropriate communication strategies in clinical practice
  • LO2. demonstrate a critical evaluation of differences in the presentation of the experience of cancer from the clinical perspective and from the lived experience
  • LO3. demonstrate an ability to discuss the needs of vulnerable populations in relation to cancer care and the application of this into their clinical practice
  • LO4. demonstrate an ability to appraise the delivery of health care in the light of the broader social perspective of illness experience.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 Early 2020
Block mode Mallett Street, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Block mode Remote
Semester 2 2022
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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