NUR 430: Client Education Across the Lifespan

Course Description Builds upon the roles played by core concepts of teaching-learning principles, therapeutic communication and the nurse-client relationship in meeting the learning needs of clients and their families/significant others throughout the life-span. A client-centered and nursing process-driven approach is employed, with emphasis on assessing learner readiness and preference, cultural and spiritual practices, developmental level and cognitive and language considerations. Bloom's taxonomy of learning domains provides a framework for the development of effective nursing interventions. Theories of client education including the health belief model, locus of control, cognitive dissonance and diffusion theories will be explored in terms of their impact on the learning process.
Credits 3