Curriculum Guideline

Therapeutic Relations I

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
PNUR 1121
Descriptive
Therapeutic Relations I
Department
Nursing - Psychiatric
Faculty
Health Sciences
Credits
1.50
Start Date
End Term
201620
PLAR
No
Semester Length
15
Max Class Size
10
Contact Hours
2.0
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Methods Of Instruction

Experiential communication formats are used; including, interactive communication scenarios, video critiquing and participative self-awareness exercises.

Course Description
This course will introduce students to communication within the context of the nurse-client relationship. Therapeutic communication skills will include warmth, respect, genuineness, empathy, use of silence and assertiveness. Students will focus on developing self-awareness and therapeutic use of self. Major course concepts include: confidentiality, self awareness, boundaries, and introduction to the Mental Status Exam.
Course Content

The communication will be introduced through:

  • Understanding the phases of the nurse-client relationship
  • Understanding and demonstration of core therapeutic conditions of warmth, respect, genuineness and empathy
  • Understanding the strategies of open and closed questions
  • Understanding and demonstration of assertive and responsible communication
  • Understanding self-awareness and the relationship to therapeutic communication
  • Understanding the concepts of confidentiality, professional boundaries and providing feedback
  • Introduction of the Mental Status Exam
Learning Outcomes

Students will learn the core therapeutic conditions of warmth, respect, genuineness, empathy and concreteness with a focus on building self-awareness of their own communication styles, therapeutic use of self and understanding the client experience.

Means of Assessment

The course evaluation is consistent with Douglas College evaluation policy.  An evaluation schedule is presented at the beginning of the course.

 

This is a graded course.

Textbook Materials

A list of required and optional textbooks and materials is provided for students at the beginning of each semester.

Corequisites
Which Prerequisite