Psychiatric Nursing Concepts III: Living with Episodic Health Challenges I
In this course, within the context of the Douglas College Psychiatric Nursing’s philosophy and Conceptual Framework, students will focus on developing the psychiatric nursing role and promoting health in clients through an understanding, acquisition and utilization of psychiatric nursing theory.
Specific concepts that will be addressed are:
- Physiological Variable
- Variances in endocrine function: immunity
- Variances in respiratory function: shock
- Variances in circulatory functioning: perioperative
- Cellular Dynamics
- Variances in responses: cancer
- Variances in bladder and bowel functioning: benign prostatic hypertrophy
- Variances in mobility: hip and knee athroplasty
- Variances in reproductive: cervical and uterine cancer
- Variances in neuro-sensory functioning: acute pain
- Variances in protection: bone and tissue repair, inflammatory and immunity
- Psychological Variable
- Integration: as an organizer for the assessment of self-concept, emotions & cognition
- Problem-solving in psychiatric nursing
- Patterns of communication
- DSM-5 (as a tool for assessment)
- Exemplars: Variances in responses: anxiety, bipolar disorders, personality disorder, aggressive behavior
Variances in self integration: self-destructive behaviours
- Sociocultural Variable
- Relationships; significant others
- Continued awareness of diversity issues
- Spiritual Variable
- Purpose & meaning
- Developmental Variable
- Wellness-Illness Continuum
- Primary Prevention
- Variance from Wellness
- Prevention as Intervention:
- Health Promotion:
- Preventative health practices to various episodic health challenges
- Promoting health practices to enable the person to increase control over and improve their own health
- Health promotion to allow the person to make informed choices
- Universal Experiences: Crisis, Hope, Comfort, Loss, Power, Connectedness, Resiliency
- Professional Values & Professional Caring
- DCPN & College policies
- Professional attributes: Compassion, Comportment, Commitment, Conscience, Competence, Confidence, Collegiality
- Legal & Ethical issues, client rights & guidelines
- Change theory
- Professional role, professional nurse-client relationships
- Interprofessional collaboration
- Cultural competence
- Health Care Delivery System
- Application of pharmacological principles to exemplar
DOUGLAS COLLEGE PSYCHIATRIC NURSING CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
- Application of the conceptual framework to episodic health challenges to:
- Client system
- Basic structure, process, function
- Health, Wellness-Illness continuum
- System stability/Harmony
- Prevention as Intervention
- Stressors, stability
It is the intent of faculty to facilitate student learning, foster ways of knowing and promote critical thinking through a variety of teaching/learning methods including lecture, audio-visual aids, group discussion, case study analysis, computer assisted learning programs and group and/or individual research and presentations.
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.
Students will continue to develop their understanding and application of the Douglas College Department of Psychiatric Nursing conceptual framework and the Psychiatric Nursing curricular threads (wellness-illness continuum, professional values, professional caring & health care delivery system), and within the context of the environmental, health and psychiatric nursing domains, to integrate the care of the person domain (client system, psychological, physiological, sociocultural, spiritual & developmental variables) for clients experiencing acute variances in wellness. Students will acquire and begin to apply knowledge pertaining to pathophysiology and pharmacology concepts related to selected illness exemplars.
A list of required and optional textbooks and materials is provided for students at the beginning of each semester.
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.
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|Institution||Transfer Details for PNUR 3301|
|There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.|
PNUR 3301 001 is restricted to BSPN students.