In this course, the student focuses on the experience of illness and the impact of illness, both acute and chronic, on the hospitalized client. The primary focus is the individual client; however, the individual is considered within the context of the family. Each student has clinical rotations working with adults in a hospital setting who are experiencing an acute episode of illness or an exacerbation of a chronic illness. Students learn to apply the principles of primary health care to nursing practice in the acute care setting.
List of Reserve Material:
Experience of Illness
Assessing and managing the client with acute pain
Diagnostic blood work
Living with cardiovascular disease: Acute coronary syndrome
Smith, J. N., Negrelli, J. M., Manek, M. B., Hawes, E. M., & Viera, A. J. (2015). Diagnosis and management of acute coronary syndrome: An evidence-based update
. The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
, 28(2), 283-293.
Living with Cancer
Living with cardiovascular disease: Stroke
Kelly, A., Blackwell, A., Helms-Jaye, S., Cheek, T., Collins, K., & Dolbow, D. R. (2014). The Effects of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy Post-Stroke
. Clinical Kinesiology
(Online Edition), 68(4), 25-28.