Relational Practice: Introduction

Faculty
Health Sciences
Department
Nursing
Course Code
NURS 2116
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15
Max Class Size
36
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
In this course, students develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills for respectful, compassionate and ethical relational nursing practice, the foundation for health promotion. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between health as a socio-environmental construct and the importance of nurses being responsive to the uniqueness of people and their contexts. In addition, students develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills required for effective participation in learning groups.
Course Content

In this course, establishing a relational nursing practice is the focus of discussion. Concepts and essential content that will be addressed relative to these topics are listed below. In addition, the core curriculum concepts are integrated into this course.

Relational theories

  • Socio-environmental perspective
  • Pragmatic perspective
  • Multiple ways of knowing in relational practice

Relational capacities

  • Authenticity
  • Intentionality
  • Mutuality
  • Reciprocity
  • Othering

Promoting and constraining factors associated with relational practice

  • Trust
  • Compassion
  • Structural
  • Personal

Relationship building processes

  • Respect
  • Genuineness
  • Empathy
  • Self-disclosure
  • Relational power
  • Therapeutic nurse-client relationships

Communication

  • Verbal and nonverbal communication skills
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Nonviolent communication (e.g. promoting civility)

Self-awareness

  • Identity
  • Perception
  • Values and beliefs
  • Emotions
  • Reflective practice

Self-care

  • Fitness to practice

Partnerships

  • Reciprocal
  • Evolving
  • Group process
  • Forming learning groups
  • Conflict resolution models

Diversity and context

  • Personal
  • Socioeconomic
  • Spiritual
  • Cultural
  • Political
  • Historical
  • Uniqueness of persons

Ethics of care

  • Boundary setting
Methods Of Instruction

It is the intent of faculty to facilitate student learning, and promote critical inquiry, reflection and analytical reasoning through a variety of learning processes such as role-play and interaction analysis, client care studies, and reflective exercises.

Means of Assessment

The course evaluation is consistent with Douglas College Evaluation Policy.  A course evaluation schedule and other course evaluation information are provided on the Instructor’s Course Outline, which is available to students at the beginning of each semester.  This is a graded course. 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the understanding that relational practice is a respectful, compassionate, and ethical partnership between the client and nurse and that this partnership is the basis for health promoting nursing practice.
  • Use multiple forms of knowledge to inform relational practice.
  • Identify the effects of their values, beliefs and attitudes on relationships with others and apply this understanding in building effective relationships with clients and in learning groups.
  • Relate with others in ways that reflect an understanding of relational power.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes associated with therapeutic relationships and effective interpersonal communication with clients, with an emphasis on adults and older adults.
  • Demonstrate the understanding that honoring diversity requires the nurse to understand the uniqueness of clients who affect and are affected by their environments.
  • Reflect on interactions with others to develop a deeper understanding of self, others and relationships, and to further develop relational capacities.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of factors that promote or constrain relational practice.
  • Apply knowledge, skills and attitudes associated with relational practice in client care simulations.
  • Develop a plan for self care, to promote and maintain fitness to practice.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:

A list of recommended textbooks and materials is provided on the Instructor’s Course Outline, which is available to students at the beginning of each semester. 

Requisites

Prerequisites

Students in the BSN program are required to maintain a passing grade of 65% (C+) in all courses in order to progress in the program.

Corequisites

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34533
Wed
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Kang
Manshinder
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
32
30
2
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
Coquitlam - Bldg. C
C1003
8:30 - 12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34534
Wed
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Blizzard
Kimberly
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
32
30
2
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
Coquitlam - Bldg. C
C1003
12:30 - 16:20