PHILOSOPHY OF NURSING

NSG4PBN

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Providing care for an individual is a privilege. 'Formal care' is provided by a number of community agencies in the form of health care, social care, spiritual care and community care. Nursing is often cited as a 'caring' profession by its members and the wider community. Why has the profession been 'labelled' in this way? You will examine the historical and philosophical foundations that underpin nursing in an attempt to address this question. It will be asserted that the impacts of war, the industrial revolution, the rise of feminism, the communication age and the global village have provided significant contributions to the development of nursing. The impacts of these foundations, on contemporary practice, will be explored and you will undertake some 'crystal ball gazing' activities in an effort to predict future contributions of the profession to the health of the community.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKristina Edvardsson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in course code: HMNSCO

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain ways in which philosophical ideas and historical world events have shaped nursing practice over time.

Activities:
Online activity. Literature searching using a range of sources of evidence.

02. Critically evaluate key theoretical concepts that underpin contemporary nursing practice.

Activities:
Online activity. Undertake an analysis of a contemporary nursing concept.

03. Engage in debate about the ethical, social, legal and political context of nursing, in contemporary society, using a comparative approach.

Activities:
Online activity. Critically apply social/ethical theory to a contested area of contemporary practice.

04. Critically evaluate the future direction, contribution and roles for nursing in the context of emerging global health care challenges.

Activities:
Online activity.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, Teaching Session 7, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKristina Edvardsson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 44 - 49
One 150.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 44 to week 49 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500-word written task (or equivalent).30 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2,000-word examination (or equivalent).40 01, 02, 03, 04
One multimedia and digital presentation using specified media (equiv to 1,500 words) or equivalent.30 01, 02, 03, 04

Online, 2018, Teaching Session 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKristina Edvardsson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 16 - 21
One 150.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 16 to week 21 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500-word written task (or equivalent).30 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2,000-word examination (or equivalent).40 01, 02, 03, 04
One multimedia and digital presentation using specified media (equiv to 1,500 words) or equivalent.30 01, 02, 03, 04