ERIC Number: ED028770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
An Approach to the Teaching of Psychiatric Nursing in Diploma and Associate Degree Programs: A Method for Content Integration and Course Development in the Curriculum.
Walsh, Joan E.; Taylor, Cecelia Monat
This report is for use by nurse educators concerned with curriculum development and by nursing service personnel wishing to provide quality care. Eight diploma schools and eight associate-degree programs were chosen to participate in the project as testing centers for the methods and materials. Content and learning experiences in psychiatric/mental-health nursing were assessed by questionnaire and interview. Definitions and expected competence were stated for the general practice of nursing, nurse-patient relationships, communication skill, therapeutic environment, community aspects, and work with patient groups, nursing teams, and interdisciplinary teams. To achieve this competence, the course content had to be identified, levels of progression determined, and related course content planned. Learning experiences and evaluation methods were devised concurrently. Planning for integration of psychiatric/mental-health nursing content in the curriculum and for the course in nursing care of the mentally ill included three concepts: (1) man in relation to himself (dynamics of individual behavior); (2) man in relation to others (dynamics of communication); and (3) man in relation to the environment (dynamics of environmental influences). Appendixes include a full explanation of these concepts, bibliography, definitions, participating programs, and a list of the consultants for the project. (HH)
Descriptors: Mental Health, Nursing, Paraprofessional Personnel, Psychiatric Aides, Two Year Colleges
National League for Nursing, Division of Research and Development, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, N.Y. 10019. ($2.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: National League for Nursing, New York, NY. Research and Development.