"Aged care nurses require all the skills of any registered nurse (such as appropriate technical skills, critical thinking, problem solving, time management, flexibility in managing people, therapeutic skills). However there are some unique qualities that aged care nurses need due to the different settings in which they work. For example, non acute aged care is far more person/family centred than acute care which is focused on intervention and cure. Areas such as person-centred philosophy; assessment and care of the older person; health assessment of the older person; and professional practices and leadership in aged care" (http://med.monash.edu.au/nursing/news/aged-care-education.html)
Australia Bureau of Statistics. Where and how do Australia's older people live?
Australian Bureau of Statistics: Who are Australia's older people?
Dept. of Social Services - Nursing care
Dept. of Social Services - Aged care reform
Victorian Government - Aged care in Victoria
Person centred care:
CareSearch: Palliative care knowledge network
Valuing People. Why is person centered care important?
Dept. of Health. Health assessment for people aged 75 and older
Social construction of aging:
Phillipson, C. (2015) The political economy of longevity: Developing new forms of solidarity for later life. Sociological Quarterly 56(1). 80-100. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4312972/
Diamond, J (2013, Mar) How societies can grow old better.[videofile]. Retrieved from http://www.ted.com/talks/jared_diamond_how_societies_can_grow_old_better
Areas of focus for disaster and emergency nursing include their role in planning, partnerships, disaster response, and delivery of services. International disaster epidemiology, the disaster cycle and the science and contemporary models of disaster preparedness and management. Community, social and political concepts of disasters and disaster management.
Australian Bureau of Statistics. Natural disasters in Australia.
Monash University Library Emergency Health library guide
Johns Hopkins & Red Cross. (2008). Public health guide in emergencies.(2nd ed). Retrieved from http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-refugee-and-disaster-response/publications_tools/publications/_CRDR_ICRC_Public_Health_Guide_Book/Forward.pdf
Education in nursing explores a range of theoretical underpinnings that impact upon the educational process in health care practice with an emphasis placed on educational theorists.
World Health Organization: Framework for inter-professional education and collaborative practice
Aussie Educator: Learning theories & theorists
University of Sydney: types of assessments
Open Colleges (AU) - How peer teaching improves student learning and 10 ways to encourage it
National Health Service (NHS - UK) - recent articles and resources on professionalism in health care settings
Monash University Library - Education library guide
VOCEDplus - NCVER's international tertiary education research database relating to workforce needs, skills development and social inclusion
Students will study the roles and functions of mental health nurses and understand various mental health problems and disorders. They will understand the various mental health interventions and practices and the ethical and legal aspects of mental health nursing.
Australian Psychological Society: Evidence based psychological interventions, literature review (3rd ed)
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: Mental health
Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia: A nurse's guide to professional boundaries
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario: Establishing therapeutic relationships
Monash University Library Psychology library guide
Students study a range of evidence based therapeutic nursing interventions related to paediatric care.
ABC's of child development - first 5 years.
Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Developmental milestones
Child Mind Institute - Developmental milestones
The Royal Children's Hospital - Clinical Guidelines
The unit prepares student for the role of a specialist in palliative care. Topics of content include the philosophical and developmental trends of the hospice and palliative care movement, interdisciplinary team roles and the family, cultural and spiritual aspects of death and dying. Medical, nursing and complementary therapies utilised in the care of patients with terminal illnesses are discussed. Assessment and symptom management strategies in mental status, pain control and other common physical symptoms are explored. From http://monash.edu/pubs/2015handbooks/units/NUR5203.html
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare - Palliative care services
Peninsula Home Hospice - includes useful links
Palliative Care Victoria - families and patients
Patient assessment tools:
National Palliative Care Research Centre - measurement and evaluation tools
Caresearch - assessment tools
Caresearch - multidisciplinary team (Nurses hub)
Family, cultural and spiritual aspects of death and dying:
Loddon Mallee regional palliative care consortium - an outline of different cultural beliefs at the time of death
Center for Cultural Diversity in Ageing - Cultural awareness
National Institutes of Health - Cultural competency
Australian Medical Association. Position statement on refugee health
Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture - Foundation House
Victoria. Department of Health. Refugee and asylum seeker health