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NURS 196 - Communications, Groups, and Teams

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Credits: 2

This course introduces students to communication skills that build and maintain connections to foster therapeutic versus social relationships and promote interpersonal effectiveness. It also explores the elements of group functioning, intra and interprofessional collaboration and teamwork, and their importance in the delivery of safe and effective nursing care. Students will discuss how communication is important within and across the various contexts of care. The role of personal values, beliefs, and biases will be examined. The influence of culture and the media in using and interpreting communication will be considered. They will explore how communication can be used for patient advocacy. Students will be expected to demonstrate appropriate use of written and verbal communication.

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