Prerequisites: Completion of Year III, Term 1 courses 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 families challenged by highly complex, multi-system physical and mental health problems. Using a family case study approach, with attention to human diversity, students will examine the impact of conditions such as cancer, trauma, HIV/AIDS, addiction, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The nurses' role, which may range from health promotion to supportive/palliative interventions, will be emphasized. Determinants of health, current research and knowledge, and ethical reasoning as bases for professional nursing care will be discussed.

3 lecture hours per week, one term

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 71:362 in the BU Course Transfer Database.