Course

Trauma Informed Practices II

Faculty
Health Sciences
Department
Nursing - Psychiatric
Course Code
PNUR 4670
Credits
1.50
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
40
Method(s) Of Instruction
Lecture
Online
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
The course reviews trauma-informed care (TIC) and focuses on TIC clinical practices. A trauma-informed approach to screening and assessment will be emphasized. Trauma-specific services and the principles of trauma recovery and the role of relational therapies are explored. An awareness of TIC principles, focusing on clients and practitioners, is pivotal. This course will define and differentiate post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), vicarious trauma (VT), secondary traumatic stress and compassion fatigue (CF) from similar constructs. Risk and prevention factors for VT and STS are highlighted. Integration of VT and STS concepts, as well as, the concept of post-traumatic growth (PTG) and compassion fatigue resilience (CFR) will be emphasized.
Course Content

In this course the learner will explore:

  • Attachment theory, concepts of risk and resilience and types of trauma
  • Aboriginal Peoples’ historic trauma and intergenerational transmission including residential school syndrome (RSS).
  • Trauma Related Disorder in the DSM-5
  • Complex trauma and the impact of trauma on the whole person
  • Differences between Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) and Trauma-Specific Services (TSS)
  • A variety of Trauma-Specific Services
  • Specific concepts of burnout, countertransference, secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder that often lead to confusion and ambiguous conceptual models
  • Explanatory models for VT and the Constructivist Self-Development Theory
  • Risks for the practitioner associated with trauma-informed care, specifically vicarious trauma (VT) and secondary traumatic stress (STS) 
  • The role of self-care as foundational for prevention of VT and STS and the opportunity for post-traumatic growth and compassion fatigue resilience
  • The role of belonging to the nursing occupation and the value of collegial and social support to promote post-traumatic growth and compassion fatigue resilience.
Learning Activities

Learners will acquire knowledge and skill to apply concepts through a variety of means of instruction and activities, including; lecture, audio-visuals, debate forums, critical thinking exercises and team work. 

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.  All assignments must be completed to pass the course.  

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course the learner will be able to analyze:

  • The impact of colonization related to historical trauma, intergenerational transmission of trauma and a recent framework related to residential school syndrome
  • Trauma-informed care (TIC) clinical practices
  • Philosophy of Trauma-Specific Services
  • Trauma-Specific Services in Practice
  • Risks associated with TIC: Vicarious Trauma (VT) and Secondary Trauma Stress (STS)
  • Interventions and Prevention of VT and STS
  • A model of Post-traumatic Growth
  • A model of Compassion Fatigue Resilience.
Textbook Materials

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

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 4670
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Fall 2022

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
36552
Tue Thu
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Nagra
Instructor First Name
Navdeep
Course Status
Open
Section Notes

PNUR 4670 001 is restricted to BSPN students.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
40
Actual Seats Count
37
3
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. D
Room
D1020
Start Time
8:30
-
End Time
12:20
Thu
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. D
Room
D1024
Start Time
8:30
-
End Time
12:20
Building
Off Campus Location
Room
None
-