This course focuses on the nurse's professional communications with family members of the child or neonate requiring health care. The nurse's ethical responsibility to be a change agent and advocate for the safety of the child or neonate is addressed. Collaboration, interdisciplinary communication and therapeutic use of self to provide health care and support for both the patient and family during stressful situations is reviewed and applied in the context of pediatric care. Ethical and legal issues are explored considering dilemmas with end of life care. Post traumatic stress is discussed, highlighting the nurse's professional responsibility for self care.
This course is part of the full-time Nursing (BScN) Year 1 Entry Program.
Course code: NURS 2261
Length: 30 hours
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.