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NS3343 - Holistic Nursing Care in Chronic Illness I - 6 Credits

This course will focus on the role of the professional nurse in application of the nursing process to meet the holistic healthcare needs of clients with chronic health conditions throughout the lifespan. Family-centered nursing interventions will be used to promote and maintain health and prevent disease complications for families. Developmental theories will be introduced, and family stress and adaptation theories reinforced. Emphasis is placed on physiologic alterations and nursing actions that incorporate play, pharmacological interventions, and medical treatments in the care of clients with chronic health conditions. Chronic illness theory and related concepts that impact the disease trajectory will be explored (theory and lab).

Delivery: on campus