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School of Nursing and Midwifery401212 Health Variations 5 – Palliative and End of Life CareAutumn 2021Edition: Autumn 2021Copyright ©2021 University Western Sydney trading as Western Sydney University ABN 53 014 069 881 CRICOS Provider No: 00917K No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means,electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without the prior written permission from the Dean of the School. Copyright for acknowledged materials reproducedherein is retained by the copyright holder. All readings in this publication are copied under licence in accordance with Part VB of the Copyright Act 1968.Unit Details Unit Code:401212Unit Name:Health Variations 5 – Palliative and End of Life CareCredit Points:10Unit Level:3Assumed Knowledge:Primary health care, biological behavioural and social sciences, pharmacology and pathophysiology and the National Health Priority areas. Note: Students with any problems, concerns or doubts should discuss those with the Unit Coordinator as early as they can.Unit Coordinator Name:Phone:Lauren-Leigh Metcalfe(02) 46203305Location: Building 7, Room 37, Campbelltown CampusEmail:401212@westernsydney.edu.au Consultation Arrangement:Your tutor is the point of first contact for students who have queries relating to the unit. If you are unable tocontact your tutor, please contact your Unit Coordinators via the unit email.Email communication with academic staff must be via Western Sydney University student email accounts only.Emails sent from any non-Western Sydney University address will not receive a response.Consult the vUWS site for Unit Coordinator consultation.Deputy Unit Coordinator Name:Phone:Tiffany Northall(02) 46203368Location: Building 7, Room 16, Campbelltown CampusEmail:401212@westernsydney.edu.au Consultation Arrangement:Your tutor is the point of first contact for students who have queries relating to the unit. If you are unable tocontact your tutor, please contact your Unit Coordinators via the unit email.Email communication with academic staff must be via Western Sydney University student email accounts only.Emails sent from any non-Western Sydney University address will not receive a response.Consult the vUWS site for Unit Coordinator consultation.Note: The relevant Learning Guide Companion supplements this documentContents1 About Health Variations 5 – Palliative and End of Life Care 21.1 An Introduction to this Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.2 What is Expected of You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.3 Changes to Unit as a Result of Past Student Feedback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Assessment Information 42.1 Unit Learning Outcomes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.2 Approach to Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.3 Assessment Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62.4 Assessment Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72.4.1 Weekly Participation Tasks – 5 tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72.4.2 Palliative and / or End of Life care Essay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92.4.3 Final Exam – Online – 50 multiple choice questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122.5 General Submission Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Teaching and Learning Activities 164 Learning Resources 194.1 Recommended Readings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1911 About Health Variations 5 – Palliative and End of Life Care1.1 An Introduction to this UnitThis unit develops a student’s knowledge and problem-solving skills utilising a palliative approach when caring forindividuals and their families who are experiencing life limiting illness. Case histories featuring a lifespan approachand that address the National Health Priority Areas will be used to illuminate the palliative approach as a modelof care. Students will explore the benefits of a palliative approach when supporting dying individuals with any lifelimiting illness. Students will also acquire the capabilities to develop self-care strategies to manage their own grief,loss and stress associated with working in a palliative setting.1.2 What is Expected of YouStudy LoadA student is expected to study an hour per credit point a week. For example a 10 credit point Unit would require 10hours of study per week. This time includes the time spent within classes during lectures, tutorials or practicals.AttendanceIt is strongly recommended that students attend all scheduled learning activities to support their learning.Online Learning RequirementsUnit materials will be made available on the Unit’s vUWS (E-Learning) site (https://vuws.westernsydney.edu.au/).You are expected to consult vUWS at least twice a week, as all Unit announcements will be made via vUWS. Teachingand learning materials will be regularly updated and posted online by the teaching team.Special RequirementsEssential Equipment:Access to an internet enabled device is essential in order to be able to: access course materials; to participate indiscussion groups; and to access additional resources provided by the lecturer during the session. See http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/currentstudents/current_students/services_and_facilities/uwsonline_student_support forfurther information.Legislative Pre-Requisites:Not ApplicablePolicies Related to Teaching and LearningThe University has a number of policies that relate to teaching and learning. Important policies affecting studentsinclude:– Assessment Policy– Bullying Prevention Policy and– Guidelines– Enrolment Policy– Examinations Policy– Review of Grade Policy– Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy– Special Consideration Policy– Student Misconduct Rule2– Teaching and Learning – Fundamental Code– Student Code of ConductAcademic Integrity and Student Misconduct RuleIn submitting assessments, it is essential that you are familiar with the policies listed above and that you understandthe principles of academic integrity. You are expected to act honestly and ethically in the production of all academicwork and assessment tasks, submit work that is your own and acknowledge any contribution to your work made byothers.Important information about academic integrity, including advice to students is available at https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/studysmart/home/academic_integrity_and_plagiarism. It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself withthese principles and apply them to all work submitted to the University as your own.When you submit an assignment or product, you will declare that no part has been: copied from any other student’s work or from any other source except where due acknowledgement is made in the assignment; submitted byyou in another (previous or current) assessment, except where appropriately referenced, and with prior permissionfrom the Unit Coordinator; written/produced for you by any other person except where collaboration has been authorised by the Unit Coordinator.The Student Misconduct Rule applies to all students of Western Sydney University and makes it an offence forany student to engage in academic, research or general misconduct as defined in the Rule.The University considers plagiarism, cheating and collusion as instances of academic misconduct. The Universityalso considers submitting falsified documentation in support of applications for special consideration, including sittingof deferred examinations, as instances of general misconduct. You should be aware that changes were made to theStudent Misconduct Rule commencing 1 January 2020 that provide for minimum sanctions that apply to certainconduct, including the provision of falsified documentation to the University.You are strongly advised to read the Student Misconduct Rule and the Inappropriate Behaviour Guidelines at thecommencement of each session to familiarise yourself with this process and the expectations of the University inrelation to work submitted for assessment.1.3 Changes to Unit as a Result of Past Student FeedbackThe University values student feedback in order to improve the quality of its educational programs. The feedbackprovided helps us improve teaching methods and Units of study. The survey results inform Unit content and design,learning guides, teaching methods, assessment processes and teaching materials.You are welcome to provide feedback that is related to the teaching of this Unit. At the end of the semester you willbe given the opportunity to complete a Student Feedback on Unit (SFU) questionnaire to assess the Unit. You mayalso have the opportunity to complete a Student Feedback on Teaching (SFT) questionnaire to provide feedback forindividual teaching staff.As a result of student feedback, the following changes and improvements to this subject have recently been made:– Application of case studies to learning materials to assist students to contextualise palliative care principles topatient scenarios32 Assessment Information2.1 Unit Learning OutcomesThis unit will contribute to completion of course level outcomes, Western Sydney University graduate attributesand the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Registered Nurse Standards for Practice. Course level learningoutcomes can be accessed on your Unit vUWS Home Page.The Health Variations 5 unit is part of Bachelor of Nursing course. The unit provides the foundation for developingcomprehensive, coherent and connected knowledge in the nursing discipline and introduces and develops interactionskills which will be required by graduates in their work environments.Learning outcomes for the unit are outlined below. Outcome1Critically analyse the principles of a palliative approach across the age span, in a variety of healthcaredelivery settings and including the role of the interdisciplinary team.2Apply problem-solving skills to identify the needs of individuals experiencing chronic, life-limiting illnessincluding the complexities of multi-pathology and those associated with disability and/or ageing.3Appraise cultural aspects of palliative care and in particular, identify the practices, beliefs and traditions ofAustralian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in relation to death and dying.4Critically reflect on personal values and beliefs, and how they can affect personal and professionalinteractions.5Assess, implement and evaluate strategies to manage symptoms associated with dying, to optimise theindividual’s physical, psychological, spiritual and social function.6Apply effective communication and literacy skills in the provision of quality nursing care, when interactingwith an individual and their family, in a palliative care context.7Explore spiritual, social cultural and psychological support strategies for people with life limiting illness, theirfamily and carers.8Evaluate strategies for facilitating collaborative and ethical decision-making about the provision of nursingcare and advanced care planning. 2.2 Approach to Learning1. Blended LearningIt is an expectation of this unit that you will fully engage with the online learning and teaching resourcesthat have been designed to be dynamic and interactive before attending each class either online or face toface. Blended learning activities have been embedded throughout the unit content to enhance the student learningexperiences through the use of tutorials, clinical practice units, audio visual material, small group work, and onlinequiz material. Access to a computer and the internet is essential in order to be able to: access course materials; toparticipate in discussion groups; and to access additional resources provided by the lecturer during the session. Seehttp://www.westernsydney.edu.au/currentstudents/current_students/services_and_facilities/uwsonline_student_support for further information.2. Tutorial/Workshop/Seminar4Tutorials have been developed as the forum for engaged discussion, clarification and expansion of yourlearning. A tutorial/workshop/seminar is a small group activity that enables you to have lecture content explainedby the tutor if required. You will then be able to apply, explore and debate the content through interactive learningactivities with other students.3. Group WorkGroup work enhances student learning. Through planned group activities, and discussion with other students, youwill have the opportunity to clarify your own thoughts and understandings of unit concepts. Group work also offersthe opportunity to cooperate in a team situation and to learn skills that will assist you to work effectively in a healthcare team.52.3 Assessment SummaryThe assessment items in this Unit are designed to enable you to demonstrate that you have achieved the Unitlearning outcomes. Completion and submission of all assessment items which have been designated as mandatory orcompulsory is essential to receive a passing grade.To pass this Unit you must:– Achieve at least 50% when all assessment marks are totalledAND– Complete and submit all assessment tasks at the required time and required academic standard– Attendance at all classes (either face to face or online) is expected throughout the semester ItemWeightDue DateULOs AssessedThresholdWeekly Participation Tasks– 5 tasks10%See details below1-3, 5NoPalliative and / or End ofLife care Essay40%Monday 29th March, 2021 at 23592, 5, 6NoFinal Exam – Online – 50multiple choice questions50%Western Sydney University formalexamination period1-8No Feedback on AssessmentFeedback is an important part of the learning process that can improve your progress towards achieving the learningoutcomes. Feedback is any written or spoken response made in relation to academic work such as an assessmenttask, a performance or product. It can be given to you by a teacher, an external assessor or student peer, and maybe given individually or to a group of students. As a Western Sydney University student, it is your responsibility toseek out and act on feedback that is provided to you as a resource to further your learning.62.4 Assessment Details2.4.1 Weekly Participation Tasks – 5 tasks Weight:10%Type of Collaboration:IndividualDue:See details belowSubmission:Refer to Section 2.5 of the LG – General Submission RequirementsFormat:Online QuizLength:30 mins eachCurriculum Mode: Aim of assessmentMuch of the content in this unit is based around developing an understanding of the physical, social and personalexperiences of people with life-limiting illnesses and their families, and reflecting on personal experiences and beliefs.To ensure you develop a fuller appreciation of these, your participation in informed discussion is especially valuablein this unit.The purposes of the Weekly Participation Tasks are to assist you to prepare for discussing these issues in your tutorials. Completion of each of the tasks prior to tutorial attendance will provide you with foundational information thatwill be built upon during the tutorial, and subsequently promote active participation in tutorials and deeper learningof the content.Details Participation TaskModules/ContentDue dateWeighting (possible 10% total)Participation Task 1Modules 20900hrs 8th March, 2021Weight 2%Participation Task 2Modules 40900hrs 22nd March, 2021Weight 2%Participation Task 3Modules 5 & 60900hrs 6th April, 2021Weight 2%Participation Task 4Modules 7 & 80900hrs 19th April, 2021Weight 2%Participation Task 5Modules 9, 10 & 110900hrs 17th May, 2021Weight 2% The Participation Tasks require you to:– Access, read and/or view the modules of prescribed resources in the Learning Materials folder on vUWS. Oftenthese resources will be a mixture of video case studies, fact sheets or institutional policies or documents.– Complete prescribed tasks under the Assessment Zone on vUWS. Often this is a mixture of quiz questions thatfocus on checking your understanding of the case studies, definitions of key terms, understanding the main conceptspresented in the module of learning materials for the week or self-reflection questions.– Each task may include a different number of questions, and each question within the tasks is scored differently. Thisrecognises the different levels of complexity for the different question types. Please read the instructions carefullyfor each question as there is only one correct answer for each question. To obtain a full mark for a question youmust answer the full question correctly.– Students must access and attempt all five quizzes. There are two attempts for each task before the due date.– From the two attempts your best mark will be included in your final grade.– Each participation task is worth 2%. All five participation task scores are combined for a total score for this assessment. If you do not access and attempt each of the five quizzes, you are at risk of a FNS grade.– Each of the five participation tasks will be opened from 1st March, 2021 at 0900 hours.– You are strongly encouraged to attempt the participation task early in the assessment period to avoid or resolveany unforeseen diffculties.Assessment Instructions1. You have 30 minutes to complete your online participation task assessment, unless otherwise specified.2. You must complete the participation task in one complete sitting.3. Once you begin the participation task the quiz timer is activated as soon as you start4. After 30 minutes the participation task will automatically close and only the questions attempted up to that timewill be recorded.7Academic IntegrityBy opening and commencing the online participation task students acknowledge and agree to the following:– Copying another person’s answers or improperly obtaining answers to questions in the assessment is not permitted(please see Student Misconduct Rule).– Communicating during the assessment with other people is not permitted (please see Student Misconduct Rule).– Making a copy/photograph of any part of the assessment (including questions and/or answers) is not permitted(please see Student Misconduct Rule).– By taking this assessment the student agrees to the conditions outlined for the assessment and are bound by University Policies governing academic integrityTechnical diffculties during the assessment/quiz– If you experience technical problems whilst attempting the on-line participation task, please contact the IT ServiceDesk on (02) 98525111 or email itservicedesk@westernsydney.edu.au– IMPORTANT – You will need to lodge an IT ticket for any technical diffculties during your assessment. This willconstitute evidence that you had genuine technical diffculties– Other evidence such as NBN network issues, or notification of an internet outage, can also be documented aspart of your communication to the Unit Coordinator. Documentation can include screenshots of your technical errormessage, along with the IT ticket that has been lodged.– Students must then contact the Unit Coordinator on the 401212@westernsydney.edu.au with evidence of technicaldiffculties during the assessment period.– The Unit Coordinator will assess your evidence of technical diffculties and provide you with further instructions.– No technical diffculties will be considered after the quiz has closed.For all other problems, please follow Western Sydney University procedures to apply for Special Consideration.– If Special Consideration is accepted, a supplementary participation task assessment will be offered in a week to benotified by the Unit Coordinator.Resources:i. Access read and/or view the module of prescribed resources for the week in the Learning Materials folder on vUWS.Often these resources will be a mixture of video case studies, fact sheets or institutional policies and documents.ii. Assessments listed as individual assessments must be completed independently. Students are advised to refer backto their notes, textbooks or appropriate academic, peer-reviewed resources utilised during unit delivery.82.4.2 Palliative and / or End of Life care Essay Weight:40%Type of Collaboration:IndividualDue:Monday 29th March, 2021 at 2359Submission:Refer to Section 2.5 of the LG- General Submission RequirementsFormat:All assignments are to be typedTyping must be according to the following format:3 cm left and right margins, double spaced.Font: Arial or Times New RomanFont size: 12ptSee further submission requirements belowLength:1,200 wordsCurriculum Mode: Word count:There is a word limit of 1200 words. Use your computer to total the number of words used in your assignment.However, do not include the reference list at the end of your assignment in the word count. In-text citations willbe included in the additional 10%-word count. If you exceed the word limit by more than 10% the marker will stopmarking at 1200 words plus 10%, ie 1320 words.Aim of the AssessmentThe purpose of this essay is to enable students to acquire insight into how innovations in palliative care have improvedquality of life and reduce the suffering of people with life limiting illness.DetailsThe goal of palliative care is to improve quality of life and reduce the suffering of people with life limiting illness. Howhas innovation improved the delivery of palliative care? Review recent literature relating to innovation in palliativecare and write a 1200-word essay which addresses one area of palliative care impacted and or improved by innovation.CriteriaYour essay should;– Identify the palliative population who will benefit from the innovation/improvement.– Explain the solutions offered by the chosen innovation/improvement.– Examine any factors which have contributed to barriers in the implementation of the innovation.– Validate how these innovations/improvements have impacted on the palliative patient.Submission requirements1. Electronic copy only. Students are to submit and electronic copy of your assessment. Students are not requiredto submit the original hard copy of their assessment on campus2. Submit your assessment electronically through the Turnitin. link on the units vUWS site.3. Students are to upload the assessment with the following title; Surname_Firstname_assessment title4. You assessment must be submitted in .doc, docx format.5. This assessment is marked online; no paper copy will be accepted. Marks, comments and the marking criteriawill be released online. If you do not receive your marked assessment when all others have been returned, it isyour responsibility to contact the Unit Coordinator for assistance.9Resources:i. Examples may be available on the vUWS site.ii. There are a number of textbooks and resources available through the Western Sydney University Library that mayassist you. Please refer to the unit’s vUWS site for specific unit resourcesiii Assessments listed as individual assessments must be completed independently. Students are advised to refer backto their notes, textbooks or appropriate academic, peer-reviewed resources utilised during unit delivery10Marking Criteria: CriteriaHigh DistinctionDistinctionCreditPassUnsatisfactoryCriteria 1Identify thepalliativepopulation who willbenefit from theinnovation/improvement.Outstandingidentification of thepopulation that willbenefit from theinnovation/improvement.Excellentidentification of thepopulation that willbenefit from theinnovation/improvement.Very goodidentification of thepopulation that willbenefit from theinnovation/improvement.Good identificationof the populationthat will benefitfrom the innovation/improvement.Poor identificationof the populationthat will benefitfrom the innovation/improvement./2020-1716.5-1514.5-1312.5-10


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