The Ten Attributes Of The University Of Queensland

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The purpose of this assignment is to analyse and discuss one of the seventeen attributes of the University of Queensland that was demonstrated during the management of the particular case study. Although all seventeen attributes should correlate and in fact are interrelated, this assignment will analyse and focus on one attribute: “The ability to interact effectively with others in order to work towards a common outcome”. To present this case study various technologies were used such as: records of the medical practice that included medical history, pathophysiology, nursing plans, diagnosis, related treatment, nursing intervention, evaluation and recommendation of health care professionals or other health care providers. Despite the fact…show more content…
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