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HND732 - Diabetes in Social and Psychological Contexts

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Previously coded as:HND632
Unit chair:

Bodil Rasmussen

Contact hours:

All content available in Cloud (online)

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit explores what it means to be diagnosed with diabetes; the problems of adjusting to chronic illness and the role of family, friends and health professionals in that adjustment. The unit draws on nursing, psychological and sociological perspectives to clarify the different problems that an individual with diabetes encounters and to formulate appropriate caring strategies. The role of a diabetes educator in relation to current practice guidelines is explored. This includes the concepts of empowerment and health promotion together with the diabetes educator’s role in multidisciplinary teams working within the health care system. The relationship between people with diabetes and health professionals and its impact on clinical outcomes underpins the unit, and strategies to facilitate good clinical communication, empowerment, and health promotion are provided. Students will explore a number of approaches to caring for people with diabetes and analyse their effectiveness.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Assignment (2000 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Literature review (3000 words) 60%

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