Taking a leadership perspective, this unit explores the integration of professional, gerontological-practice models of care for older people as they transition through acute, sub-acute, community and residential care in the context of complex regulatory, policy and political frameworks. You will examine a number of professional gerontological practice models from the perspective of the older client and the health professional through the changing approaches to service design and evidence based practice.
|Unit name||Policy and Leadership in Older Person Care|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Coordinator||Doctor Judith Anderson|
|Delivered By||Delivered wholly by the provider|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- Critically analyse regulatory and political factors that affect older people’s participation and success as partners in care and why care and services for older people presents as a major policy issue in Australia
- Evaluate and determine how current professional gerontological practice models either support or challenge existing service design that enables decision making for older people, from your perspective as a potential leader in the field
- Create a plan for implementing a professional gerontological practice model in your workplace with the aim to build staff knowledge and capability and integrate regulatory and policy factors with service design and evidence based practice
- Demonstrate the ability to transmit your knowledge and ideas to others using professional language
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- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
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- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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|Assessment||Plan. (30%)|Environmental Scan. (30%)|Critical Appraisal of Professional Practice Models. (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
Moyle, W, Parker, D & Bramble, M 2014, Care of older adults Cambridge University Press, Sydney
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