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HNN746 - Nursing, Cultural Diversity and Politics of Health Care

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2017 unit information

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Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Bernice Redley





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This unit focuses on the contemporary trends in nursing and health care policy, planning and delivery in a culturally diverse society; influences of politics, economics, the social-cultural environment and other contextual factors on the policy, planning, organisation and delivery of health and nursing care in a culturally diverse society; nature and implications of changing demographics, locally and globally, for the health care system and the nursing profession; racial, ethnic and aged disparities in health care and the capacity of health care services and the nursing profession to meet the health and social care needs of vulnerable populations; processes for ensuring a culturally and linguistically appropriate response to nursing and health care service delivery; role of technology, caring, and the impact of technological innovations on the practice of nursing; politics of health care reform and the expanded role of the nurse (e.g. nurse practitioners); global shortage of nurses and the problem of ensuring ethical recruitment and supply to meet local and global workforce needs; and future trends and challenges.


Assessment task 1: Assignment 1 (2000 words) 40%
Assessment task 2: Assignment 2 (3000 words) 60%

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