Course Content includes:
- Introduction to family healthcare nursing
- Exploring the impact of family demographic shifts within Canada
- Identification of theoretical foundations of family nursing process
- Significant contributions of the major family nursing assessment models
- Family social policy and culturally sensitive nursing care of Canadian families
- Nursing care of LGBTQ families including the unique needs of families with gender nonconforming family members
- Family mental health nursing care including both episodic and chronic mental health illness implications
- An exploration of the needs of families living with chronic illness
- Supporting family health in mid and later life
- Families with Palliative and end-of-life care needs
- Nursing care of families with trauma
Students will acquire knowledge and skill and learn to apply these concepts through a variety of instruction and activities, including: textbook readings, articles, A/V sources, case studies, online discussions, critical thinking exercises, and assignments.
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.
At the end of the course, successful students will be able to:
- Define family nursing care practices
- Identify and describe family nursing care theoretical foundations and major models
- Recognize and discuss changing family demographic within Canada and impact on healthcare
- Evaluate and consider the impact of both provincial and national legislation and policy in providing nursing care to families
- Identify, discuss, and implement careplanning using principles of family nursing assessment and interventions
- Identify and discuss family health promotion
- Consider the individual and holistic needs of diverse families across the health continuum and lifespan
A list of required textbooks and materials is provided for students at the beginning of each semester. Additional resources are provided within the online course.
No prerequisite courses.
No corequisite courses.
No equivalent courses.
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.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.|