In this unit students will gain knowledge about the experience of people living with chronic disease and its impact for the individual families and the health system. Students will employ models of care management for the individual across the lifespan, family and community. Students will actively engage with the professional and healthcare standards that guide the provision of safe person-centred practice consistent with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, other cultures and people of diversity. The principles of care for individuals across the lifespan will address habilitation, rehabilitation, supportive and palliation phases in chronicity. Advanced care planning, medical treatment, voluntary assisted dying and legislative requirements and legal and ethical dilemmas in continuing care and palliation are reviewed.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
The assessment tasks link to the learning outcomes and graduate capabilities for this unit. The online quizzes enable students to evaluate their understanding of the unit content. In the case study written assessment, students will draw on the knowledge gained in the unit. Group presentation assessment will enable students to collaborate with their peers, share the knowledge they learned in class and present the groupwork in class.
Required readings will be made available on VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):