Aligned with quality and safety principles, opportunities are provided for students to explore and develop nursing knowledge and foundational skills for the provision of person-centred care, paying attention to the older person and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, other cultures and people of diversity. Key concepts to be addressed include numeracy skills, communication, and using the clinical reasoning cycle in the assessment, and management of patient functional status to promote patient safety. In addition, privacy, dignity, empowerment and promotion of patient comfort will be addressed.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
The assessment tasks link the learning outcomes and graduate capabilities. In the first assessment, students will undertake a numeracy test to demonstrate their ability to apply numeracy. In the second assessment, students will submit a written assignment based on a case study in order to critique and reflect on standards of care using evidence-based practice. In the third assessment students will engage in a group (pairs) activity developing a poster presentation based on a case study. Students will demonstrate appropriate levels of professional communication within intraprofessional and interprofessional teams and apply principles of evidence-based practice to ensure positive health outcomes for an individual.
Required readings will be made available on VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):