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 group skills. Specific concepts that will be addressed are:
- A brief history of the evolution of groups and group theory.
- Exploration of types of groups and varied group theoretical modalities.
- Role of Psychiatric Nurse in group practice.
- Knowledge (basic) related to group theory, process and dynamics, group structure & functioning, group norms and rules, sources of power.
- Application of group work principles to working in any group.
- Examining personal attitudes, beliefs and values as a member of a group
- Experiencing learning as a group member, including safety and trust
- Diversity in groups—being culturally-sensitive and inclusive as a group leader and member.
- Leadership (intro): responsibilities, attributes, qualities, roles and functions, skills.
- Co-leader role in groups.
- Phases/stages of group development and leader/co-leader tasks at each stage of group development.
- Planning and implementing a psycho education group based on specific population need across the lifespan.
- Essential group observation skills and analysis of group process.
- Application of knowledge of therapeutic communication skills to group leadership.
- Professional, legal and ethical issues in group practice.
Student learning is facilitated through a variety of teaching/learning methods including lecture, demonstration, audio-visual aids, group discussion, group and/or individual research and presentations and experiential learning as a group member with the intent of advancing the development of group skills.
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.
In this course students will use the Douglas College Department of Psychiatric Nursing Curricular Threads (wellness-illness continuum, professional values, professional caring & health care delivery system), and in the context of the environmental, health and psychiatric nursing domains, will integrate the care of the person domain (client system, psychological, physiological, sociocultural, spiritual & developmental variables). Students will develop knowledge, skills and attitudes related to group structure and process when caring for individuals across the life span who are experiencing episodic or ongoing health challenges.
A list of required and optional textbooks and materials is provided for students at the beginning of each semester. Other materials such as journal articles will be accessed through online data bases in the College library.
Students in the BSPN program are required to maintain a passing grade of 65% (C+) in all courses in order to progress in the program.
No equivalent courses.
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