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NURS5100: Interprofessional Engagement With Families

Professionals from varied backgrounds routinely encounter families of clients/students/patients. Engagement with families may be crucial to improving our understanding and for optimising outcomes; however, this process can also be challenging and complex. This unit of study explores ideas and practices for working with families and other systems drawing on systemic, dialogical and reflective practice approaches. Students are invited to consider the relevance of the unit of study content to their own professional practice and draw on their professional and personal contexts to learn with and from each other. Due to Course structure, NURS5100 may only be taken as a Semester 2 elective, unless academic advice and permission is sought from the Director, Postgraduate Advanced Studies.

Code NURS5100
Academic unit Nursing and Midwifery
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
Completion of a clinical undergraduate qualification if not a postgraduate student in Sydney Nursing School

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

  • LO1. draw on selected theoretical frameworks (including systemic and family therapy approaches) and reflection in order to understand the individual in the context of relationship especially as this relates to professional engagement with individuals and their families
  • LO2. demonstrate understanding of how your context can affect clinical and other professional relationships
  • LO3. demonstrate a developing capacity to engage with families where there is a range of different perspectives
  • LO4. demonstrate early development of an approach, informed by reflection, ethical principles, theory and other forms of evidence, for responding to complex relational issues that arise in families and networks encountered by professionals.

Unit outlines

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