Prerequisite: Completion of Year II, Term I courses.
Students in this course will study human responses to health and illness and related nursing care, for individuals challenged by acute and progressive physical and mental health problems. A family case study approach, with attention to human diversity, will assist the student to examine a range of illnesses, with an emphasis on curative and rehabilitative nursing care. Opportunities for discussion around related determinants of health, current research and knowledge, and ethical reasoning as a basis for professional nursing care, will also be included.
6 lecture hours per week, one term.