This course will be organized around application of the following concepts:
- Problem-solving and care planning using critical thinking skills
- Evaluating care
- Promotion of independence
- Care-giving skills
- Dignity and respect
- Values, beliefs, and standards.
- Responsibility and accountability.
- Reflective practice.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Provide care and assistance for residents experiencing complex health challenges, including cognitive challenges.
- Provide person-centered care and assistance that recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each individual resident.
- Perform personal care skills in an organized manner ensuring the comfort and appropriate independence of the client/resident.
- Use an informed problem-solving approach to provide care and assistance that promotes the physical, psychological, social, cognitive and spiritual well-being of residents and families.
- Successfully apply problem-solving and critical thinking skills to increasingly complex situations.
- Provide personal care and assistance competently in ways that maintain safety for self and others.
- Perform the care-giver role in a reflective, responsible, accountable and professional manner within the parameters of the HCA role.
- Communicate clearly, accurately and in sensitive ways with residents and families.
- Interact with other members of the healthcare team in ways which contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.
- Recognize and respond to own self-development, learning and health enhancement needs.
- Undertake the role of a HCA in a community or facility setting.
Course evaluation is consistent with Douglas College course evaluation policy. An evaluation schedule is presented at the beginning of the course.
This is a MASTERY course. Students will receive a detailed outline of performance expectations at the beginning of the course.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:
A list of recommended textbooks and materials is provided to students at the beginning of the semester.
Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:
- No corequisite courses
Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:
- No equivalency courses