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 as a team member.
Specific concepts that will be addressed are:
- Developing and maintaining group process that contributes to positive client outcomes.
- Encouraging clear communication with clients and colleagues
- Facilitating conflict resolution
- Ability to engage clients in short and long-term committments to treatment planning
- Adoption of a client centered care approach
- Utilization of motivational interviewing techniques
- Integration of PSR theory
- Demonstrates therapeutic communication with client as individual, family and group
- Demonstrates assertive and accurate communication
- Demonstrates cultural humility and safety
- Demonstrates professional documentation
- Demonstrates knowledge to conduct thorough holistic assessments
- Ability to formulate a clinical impression
- Ability to plan client focused care based on assessment data
- Demonstrates the roles and responsibilities of the RPN in a Community Mental Health Team
- Demonstrates the roles and responsibilities of the RPN at the Access and Assessment Centre
- Demonstrates the roles and responsibilities of the RPN at Acute Home Base Treatment
- Demonstrates effective teaching of a DBT skill
- Observe a variety of DBT skills
- setting clear, challenging and attainable goals
- encouraging teamwork and sharing of leadership
- facilitating members awareness of their personal contributions to group success
- organizational structures needed to support strong teams
- Making meetings effective
- conflict resolution
- techniques to improve meetings and help difficult discussions
- observer reports and process evaluations
- Therapeutic communication will be enhanced through:
- understanding and demonstrating the phases of the nurse-client relationship.
- understanding and demonstration of therapeutic communication with client as individual, family and group.
- understanding and demonstration of assertive and responsible communication.
- understanding and demonstration of effective communication with colleagues; requesting and receiving colleague support.
- 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.
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 strengthening group skills and team building.
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 develop strong productive group/team skills and awareness. They will know how to develop, manage and evaluate teamwork and collegial relationships.
A list of required and optional textbooks and materials is provided for students at the beginning of each semester.
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.
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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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.