NURS3046 Nursing Project


1. Describe the potential impacts of dual or multiple diagnoses in a nursing perspective on identification and prioritisation of the older person’s needs.

2. Briefly describe the purpose of providing counselling and support services for the elderly in an aged care context.

3. Describe the role of bereavement counsellors in a residential aged care facility.

4. Describe the role of the Older Persons Mental Health Service (OPMHS) in South Australia

5. Differentiate between end-of-life care and palliative care (in 70-100 words).

6. Determine the limitations and legal ramifications of the following forms of restraint:

a. Physical restraints:

b. Chemical restraints:

c. Psychological restraints:

7. For each area below, determine the legal aspects (surrounding both the legislation or assessment tools)

and its relevance to the aged care sector.

a. Advance care directives

b. Aged Care Act 1997 (Cwlth)

c. Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI)

d. Carers Recognition Act 2005 (South Australia)

e. Aged care risk classification system (provide any five (5) examples of risk assessment tools used in a residential aged care setting)

f. Code of Ethics for Nurses in Australia

g. Code of Professional Conduct for Nurses (NMBA)

h. Residential care quality assessment (RESCAREQA)

8. Briefly describe the role of primary health care services in supporting older people.

9. In addition to GP clinics, what other resources and facilities offer primary health care services to older people? List two (2) resources and facilities.

10.Physical triggers for behaviours of older people may vary. Describe how the following physical triggers contribute to behaviours of older people:

a. Untreated or chronic pain:

b. Not wearing the prescribed hearing aids or not using alternative listening devices:

11. The prevalence of cancer increases with age. Provide three (3) examples of commonly found cancers in older people.

12. What are complementary therapies? Provide three (3) examples of the most common complementary therapies in Australia.

13. Briefly describe the application of distraction and behavioural modification in responding to challenging behaviours.

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