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HLSC241 Unit Outline

HLSC241 Unit Outline

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FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCESSchool of Nursing and MidwiferyMelbourneSEMESTER ONE, 2011HLSC 241: Spirituality in Health CareUNIT OUTLINECREDIT POINTS:
: Jo GraingerOffice Location: 3.102
Email: jo.grainger@acu.edu.au 
Telephone: 03 9953 3362
This unit explores spirituality from multiple views including Eastern, Western, Indigenous, Christian andsecular perspectives. Students will examine spirituality in the contexts of health care for the human personin states of health and illness. The role of the health professional is examined using own life experiencesand self-reflection to articulate a personal meaning of spirituality. Spiritual needs, spiritual distress, spiritualpractices and the role of the health professional are addressed.
Leonie Rastas Anna Krohn Nasrin ParsianRoom: 3.30 Room: 3.30 Room: 3.30Phone: (03) 9953 3845 Phone: (03) 9953 3845 Phone: (03) 9953 3845
Email: via Blackboard mail Email: via Blackboard mail Email: via Blackboard mail
Mode/Attendance Pattern 
: Mixed mode.The unit content is comprised of five Themes. Each Theme is introduced by a resource session (face-to-face or pre-recorded), and has a related tutorial to attend and an eModule on Blackboard to complete.Resource Sessions: Fortnightly from week 1 for one hour. There will be a photo-story lecture online inweek one to introduce students to the unit. There will be only one face-to-face resource session in week 9in the lecture theatre. The other four resource sessions (weeks 1, 3, 5, and 7) have been pre-recorded andare available on Blackboard.Tutorials: Weekly from week 1 for two hours in face-to-face mode.eModules on Blackboard: There are four eModules online for you to complete, which should takeapproximately 2hours per week.
There are 5 Themes over the 10 week semester. Each of the 5 Themes in this unit includesone face-to-face lecture and four pre-recorded resource sessions, eModules on Blackboard, and tutorials.You should anticipate undertaking 150 hours of study for this unit, including resource sessions, tutorialattendance, eModules, readings, and assessment preparation.
Unit Outline Resources:
The University provides a range of information and support for your studies. The Unit Outline Resourcesweb page (http://www.acu.edu.au/241467) links to all relevant Policies, Resources and Support. See theend of this document for more information.
On successful completion of this unit you will be able to
1. investigate various concepts of spirituality from diverse perspectives; (ACU Graduate Attributes:4, 5)2. explore individual beliefs, values and spirituality in human life situations encountered within thehealth care contexts; (ACU Graduate Attribute: 1, 4)3. articulate a personal meaning of spirituality in the context of daily life where the integrity of thehuman person is paramount; (ACU Graduate Attribute: 2)4. recognise the spiritual needs of the person receiving professional health care;5. explore the dimensions of spirituality at both personal and professional levels in the delivery ofquality and ethical health care; (ACU Graduate Attribute: 3, 4)Each unit in your course contributes in some way to the development of the ACU Graduate Attributes whichyou should demonstrate by the time you complete your course.
3You can view the ACU Graduate Attributes for all courses by following the link to Graduate Attributes(http://www.acu.edu.au/204356). All Australian universities have their expected Graduate Attributes – ACU’s Graduate Attributes have a greater emphasis on ethical behaviour and community responsibilitythan those of many other universities. All of your units will develop some attributes.Your course
Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing/Paramedicine or Bachelor of Midwifery
is aprofessional program that requires development of particular attributes for accreditation purposes. Theseare also included in the Learning Outcomes.On successful completion of this unit, students will have developed their ability toGA1 demonstrate respect for the dignity of each individual and for human diversityGA2 recognise their responsibility to the common good, the environment and societyGA3 apply ethical perspectives in informed decision makingGA4 think critically and reflectivelyGA5 demonstrates values, knowledge, skills and attitudes appropriate to the discipline and/or profession
The learning journey to professional practice- self reflection- meaning making- mind-body connection- conceptual understandings of spirituality- religious and spiritual visions- Eastern- Western- Indigenous- Christian- secular;Knowledge and inquiry- reflection- search for meaning- meditation- prayerGovernance of practice- self-awareness- spiritual needs assessment- pastoral care- counsellingHealth illness perspectivesthe human person in health- values, beliefs and spirituality- personal spirituality- vision of life, its meaning and purpose- spiritual vision- love- hopethe human person in illness- spiritual needs- concept of spiritual distress- implications in health care
impact of medical technology- spiritual isolation- death and dying.

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