Prerequisites: Completion of Year II of B.N. program or permission of Instructor.

Students in this course will study human responses to health and illness, and related nursing care, for individuals and their families challenged by complex, chronic, and/or terminal physical or mental health problems. Using a family case study approach, with attention to human diversity, students will examine a range of illnesses, with an emphasis on supportive and palliative nursing care. Determinants of health, current research and knowledge, and ethical reasoning as bases for professional nursing care will be discussed.

4 lecture hours per week, one term

Successors: 71:365.

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 71:352 in the BU Course Transfer Database.