This unit is only available to registered nurses. This unit uses group work and late enrolment may affect your ability to participate actively.
This unit explores the context of acute care nursing within hospital and community settings. Students will examine the politics of power in nursing and the wider health arena. Specific areas include: legal and ethical issues; career pathways; patient acuity; retention and education of nurses.
|Unit name||The Politics of Acute Nursing|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Coordinator||Ms Samantha Webb|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the macro-political influences on the delivery of patient care in the acute context.
- Analyse the social and theoretical understanding of the micro-political effects of the acute care context which can affect the ways in which nurses’ work.
- Discuss the tensions produced between the macro- and micro-political realities of healthcare in relation to the advancement of the nursing profession and the provision of quality patient care.
- Critically analyse the influence of various political factors on career advancement and the recruitment and retention of nurses in Australia.
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Individual Study – This unit is offered fully online via MyLO (My Learning Online). You are expected to devote around 10 hours per week to the study materials, assessment tasks and self-directed learning.
|Assessment||Essay & 6 discussion posts (50%)|Discussion Paper (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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