Nursing Art and Science:Family-Centered Care

Faculty
Health Sciences
Department
Nursing
Course Code
NURS 3311
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 are introduced to the nurse’s role as a member of an interprofessional team caring for childbearing and childrearing families, newborns, infants, children and adolescents. Students build on previous knowledge and integrate new knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable them to provide safe, competent, compassionate, and evidence-informed care for clients experiencing developmental transitions and/or health challenges in a maternity and pediatric context. A family-centered perspective and the integration of teaching and learning principles for health promotion and illness/injury prevention are emphasized.
Course Content

In this course, nursing practice with childbearing women, infants, children, and adolescents are the foci for discussion in the context of family as client.  Concepts and essential content that will be addressed relative to these topics are listed below.  In addition, the core curriculum concepts are integrated in this course.

Selected emerging health trends/issues/challenges

  • Interprofessional Collaboration
  • Cultural competence
  • Cultural safety
  • Cultural humility
  • Health promotion
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Health informatics
  • Social determinants of health
  • Legal and ethical issues in pediatrics (e.g. informed consent, confidentiality)

Growth and development

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Parenting

Family

  • Family-centered care

Reproductive health

  • Genetics
  • Conception
  • Sexual health
  • Family planning

 Pregnancy - Antepartum

  • Fetal Development
  • Fetal well-being
  • Maternal physiological, psycho-social and emotional changes
  • Prenatal care
  • Healthy beginnings
  • Common, predictable and emerging health challenges

Pregnancy - Intrapartum

  • Maternal physiological, psycho-social and emotional changes
  • Labor
  • Fetal assessment
  • Delivery/Birth
  • Cesarean section (peri-operative)
  • Common, predictable, emerging and unpredictable health challenges

 Pregnancy - Postpartum

  • Maternal physiological, psycho-social and emotional changes
  • Assessment and care
  • Discharge planning and teaching
  • Childbearing families – role transitions
  • Common, predictable, emerging and unpredictable health challenges

Infants, children, and adolescents

  • Anatomical and physiological differences from adults
  • Assessment and care
  • Adaptation (newborn)
  • Growth and development / epigenetics
  • Nutrition
  • Common, predictable, emerging, and unpredictable health challenges
  • Immunization
  • Communicable diseases
  • Safety
  • Illness and injury prevention
  • Communication

Pharmacology

  • Developmental pharmacology / ontogeny
  • Pediatric medication calculations 

Pain

  • Assessment in newborns, infants, children, and adolescents
  • Pharmacological management
  • Non-pharmacological management

Teaching and learning

  • Application of theory
  • Strategies (e.g. play)

Vulnerability

  • Separation
  • Fear and anxiety
  • Trust
  • Atraumatic care and psychosocial needs
  • Trauma informed practices
  • Abuse and neglect
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 lecture, client-based scenarios, group discussion and debate, and use of electronic resources.

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 the successful student will be able to:

  • Critically reflect on health issues and trends relevant to pediatric and maternity populations and consider implications for nursing practice.
  • Describe the role of the nurse as a member of an interprofessional team working with pediatric and maternity clients and their family members.
  • Apply knowledge to formulate evidenced-informed, client-centered nursing decisions for the provision of safe, competent and compassionate care for childbearing and childrearing families, newborns, infants, children and adolescents.
  • Using a relational perspective, examine how childbearing and childrearing family experiences are contextually situated.
  • Apply theories of growth and development and teaching and learning principles for promoting health and preventing illness/injury for childbearing women, newborns, infants, and children, and their family members.
  • Demonstrate awareness of how the concept of family-centered care informs nursing practice with childbearing and childrearing families.
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

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
34808
Wed
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Chatha
Rupinder
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
32
30
2
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
Coquitlam - Bldg. D
D1024
12:30 - 16:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34809
Tue
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Westmacott
Stephen
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
32
25
7
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
Coquitlam - Bldg. D
D1024
8:30 - 12:20