Students will learn the various methods that can be employed to connect with the clients and their families on a level that promotes healing and helps motivate people to reach optimum health. Through role-playing and modeling, students will practice behaviors that lead to therapeutic interaction with clients, either individually or in groups, in various therapy settings. Medical terminology will assist students in developing the language required to communicate effectively in a medical setting.
After Completion, Students will be able to perform the following:
- Demonstrate knowledge of diagnostic procedures, drugs, and common medical terms.
- Assess verbal and nonverbal client communication needs
- Respect the client’s personal values and beliefs
- Allow time to communicate with the client
- Use therapeutic communication techniques to provide client support.
- Encourage the client to verbalize feelings (e.g. fear, discomfort)
- Evaluate the effectiveness of communications with the client.
- Communicate in a variety of ways to collaborate effectively with clients; families, communities, and other members of the interprofessional team.
- Applicants must have completed a Diploma/Degree in nursing and should be registered with the Nursing Council of their country of education.
- Copy of CNO Letter of Assessment
- Resume/CV outlining previous nursing education and practice;
- Eligibility to study in Canada (i.e. Canadian citizenship, permanent residents, study permit).