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NURS5098: Chronic Illness Management

This unit of study will evaluate the burden and impact of chronic illness on Australian society and the local and international chronic illness models and programs that have been developed. Students will explore the principles of chronic illness management, including relevant evidence-based decision-making processes and practices, the concepts of self-management, continuity of care and coordinated quality care. The National Health Priority Areas will be examined from both population and personal illness experience perspectives. Unit content will be informed by person-centred, interdisciplinary, integrated continuity of care approaches to care and service delivery as these relate to the management of chronic illness by nurses.

Code NURS5098
Academic unit Nursing and Midwifery
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. critically examine the context of managing those with chronic diseases within contemporary health care delivery
  • LO2. critically discuss physical, social and psychological challenges presented by those with chronic diseases, examining ways in which patients can be helped to manage their own situation/condition
  • LO3. critically examine strategies an advanced practice nurse can use to promote self-care and life style management
  • LO4. explore and critically appraise strategies to assist an individual living with chronic or life-threatening conditions after a considered appreciation of the person’s health beliefs and values
  • LO5. critically analyse the importance of communication, referral and care coordination in the management of chronic disease in relation to patients, families, colleagues, and other healthcare professionals within a multidisciplinary team.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.