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