Walsh University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013
NURS 425PL/AC Nursing with Families II 4 sem. hrs.
SL:This course focuses on learning communication and therapeutic nursing interventions with children and families as the client. The major focus of the course deals with health care for individuals at varying stages of growth and development from infancy through adolescence. Health concepts focus on meeting the needs of the family system via the nursing process, with emphasis on the impact of children’s health issues on the family. Environmental considerations are addressed as families constantly attempt to adapt to internal and external stressors. Critical thinking principles are utilized by the student when applying therapeutic nursing interventions with families and children in diverse clinical settings while promoting, maintaining, restoring and reorganizing health or supporting death with dignity. Theoretical and empirical knowledge from the sciences and liberal arts is integrated to form the basis for interacting with families and children within a family-centered care framework. Cultural values and socioeconomic conditions are studied in relation to health related behaviors of families within a general systems framework. The concepts of accountability and responsibility are reinforced as the students interact with families and children. Computer informatics is used to acquire current relevant information relating to the health of families with children. Prerequisites: All Nursing 300PL/AC level courses. 425 PL offered every fall and spring semester, 425AC offered summer semester
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