Available in 2012
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Previously offered in 2013, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004
This course will facilitate the examination of professional, social, political, economic, ethico-legal and spiritual issues associated with the care of aged people. Strategies directed towards the promotion of awareness of the needs of the older people experiencing the need for care and the enhancement of care of the aged will be explored.
During this course students will:
1. Critically analyse the care of the aged in relation to demographic trends in population ageing and related issues;
2. Critically analyse their own attitudes to ageing and relate these to common myths of ageing;
3. Examine the professional, social, political, economic, ethico-legal and spiritual milieu of acute care of older people in the context of their own practice; and
4. Critically analyse current aged care services and government priorities and initiatives related to the care of older people and their needs.
1.Historical development of aged care.
2.Current context of aged care.
3.Government initiatives and priorities, including funding.
4.Casemix and the implications for aged care
8.Ageism and its effect on care provision.
Context of Aged Care
Medication management in Aged Care
Legal issues in Aged Care
Foundations of nursing knowledge, nursing theory, legal and ethical issues, fundamentals of research, human bioscience, psychology, sociology related to practice. Principles of investigative approaches in nursing, concepts and theories relevant to practice, contemporary nursing issues. Academic reading and writing skills, ability to access and evaluate information from a variety of sources, skills in critical analysis, critical judgement, synthesis and evaluation.Ability to conceptualise practice. Demonstrated ANCI competencies.
Modes of Delivery
Distance Learning : IT Based
Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Self Directed Learning: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term