Curriculum Guideline

Therapeutic Relations II

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
PNUR 2221
Descriptive
Therapeutic Relations II
Department
Nursing - Psychiatric
Faculty
Health Sciences
Credits
1.50
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
PLAR
No
Semester Length
15
Max Class Size
8
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
Continuation from Semester 1/3 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 the issues of professional documentation and the relationship to therapeutic communication
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.

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

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.

Equivalencies