Therapeutic Relations II

Health Sciences
Nursing - Psychiatric
Course Code
PNUR 2221
Semester Length
Max Class Size
Method Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
Continuation from Semester 1 Mental Status Examination (MSE) charting and documentation will be emphasized. Introduction to resistance, and strategies for handling resistance is discussed in dealing with difficult to engage clients. Discussion on normalization and sexuality, medication adherence, introduction to motivational interviewing, and conflict resolution will be explored.
Course Content

Therapeutic communication will be introduced through:

  • Understanding the phases of the nurse-client relationship
  • Understanding and demonstration of resistance, strategies for handling resistance
  • Understanding mental status assessment
  • Understanding and demonstration of charting and documentation of client's mental status and activities
  • Understanding of medication adherence, conflict resolution and normalization
  • Understanding professional documentation and the relationship to therapeutic communication


Methods Of Instruction

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

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.

Learning Outcomes

Students will have opportunity to learn the therapeutic communication skills of effective listening, self-disclosure and humour. Students will have opportunities to participate in simulated role-plays with individuals that emphasize integration of theory and concepts. Students will learn the relevance of cultural competence as it relates to therapeutic communication.

Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students: 
A list of required and optional textbooks and materials is provided for students at the beginning of each semester.


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

Summer 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.