NUR3010 Rehabilitation in Community Settings
Pre-requisite: (CMS1008 and MAT1008 and NUR1140 and NUR1120) or (CMS1000 and NUR1140 and NUR1120) Must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing Program
Rehabilitation is a process which occurs throughout the entire episode of health service interaction. Rehabilitation nurses partner individuals experiencing disability to achieve their greatest potential, and work toward productive, independent lives. A holistic approach is taken to meeting the client's medical, vocational, educational, environmental, and spiritual needs. Health professionals involved in community rehabilitation seek to equip, empower and provide education and training for rehabilitation clients, carers, family, community members and the community sector to take appropriate roles in the delivery of health and rehabilitation services to achieve enhanced and sustainable client outcomes. Using a situated and transformative learning approach, this course will enable students to explore the complex issues involved in the rehabilitation process through the perspective of people experiencing disability and rehabilitation nurse practitioners. Students will be required to undertake a case study project in which they develop an understanding of the challenges confronting a person and family living with disability and the rehabilitation role of the registered nurse.