THE PHILOSOPHY OF NURSING

NSG4PBN

2014

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.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMelody Carter

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

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Online, 2014, Teaching Session 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelody Carter

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning
One 150.0 hours evidence based learning per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via online.
"150 hours of directed and self-directed online learning."

Evidence Based Learning
One 50.0 hours evidence based learning per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via online.
"50 hours of directed online learning."

Assessments

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

Online, 2014, Teaching Session 7, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelody Carter

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning
One 150.0 hours evidence based learning per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via online.
"150 hours of directed and self-directed online learning."

Assessments

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