Course

Therapeutic Relations IV

Faculty
Health Sciences
Department
Nursing - Psychiatric
Course Code
PNUR 3421
Credits
1.50
Semester Length
15
Max Class Size
8
Method(s) Of Instruction
Lecture
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course will build upon application of therapeutic communication within the context of the nurse-client relationship as introduced in Semester III. The student will continue to develop their foundational skills as well as experiential learning of working with challenging behaviours. The focus will be on communicating assertively with distressed and agitated clients; using advanced therapeutic communication skills. Students will deepen their understanding of resistance. Students will apply skills of assertiveness, limit setting, and conflict resolution through experiential leaning.
Therapeutic communication issues related to cultural competence will continue to be developed. Professional documentation and sharing of information in the context of client, as individual and family will be introduced. All concepts will be linked to the Professional Standards for Psychiatric Nursing and the Douglas College Conceptual Framework.
Course Content

Therapeutic communication will be introduced through:

  • Understanding and demonstrating the phases of the nurse-client relationship, and goals of the interview and the link to the nursing process
  • Demonstrating of foundational skills such as empathy, engagement and blending
  • Demonstrating the principles and steps in managing challenging behaviours including resistance and conflict resolution
  • Understanding and demonstration of assertive and responsible communication
  • Demonstration of understanding of theory and concepts through simulated clinical examples
  • Understanding of cultural competence and the issues of professional documentation and sharing of client information for the client as individual and family
Learning Activities

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 the opportunity to develop and practice the therapeutic communication skills of advanced empathy, therapeutic confrontation and immediacy. Student learning will focus on effective communication with distressed and aggressive clients experiencing episodic health challenges. Students will continue to develop cultural competencies as it relates to therapeutic communication and the client as individual and family.

Textbook Materials

A list of required and optional textbooks and materials is provided for students at the beginning of each semester.

Please note that access and use of electronic resources is expected.

Requisites

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

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

Institution Transfer Details for PNUR 3421
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Fall 2022

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
34356
Thu Fri
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Griffith
Instructor First Name
Joyce
Course Status
Open
Section Notes

PNUR 3421 001 is restricted to BSPN students. Students will be assigned to a group by PNUR faculty.

Registration in this course provides registrants with a 'time conflict' error. This error can be disregarded for this course as it is due to a required room booking overlap.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
40
Actual Seats Count
38
2
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. D
Room
D2016
Start Time
8:30
-
End Time
10:20
Thu
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. D
Room
D2017
Start Time
8:30
-
End Time
10:20
Thu
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. D
Room
D2015
Start Time
8:30
-
End Time
10:20
Fri
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. D
Room
D2016
Start Time
10:30
-
End Time
12:20
Fri
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. D
Room
D2017
Start Time
10:30
-
End Time
12:20