Psychology and Communication in Health Care and Nursing
 
Module: Social Sciences
ECTS: 4
Contact hours – lectures: 40
Contact hours – seminar: 20
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject: Peter Markič, MSc, Senior Lectuer
Sanela Pivač,
Senior Lecturer
Year of study: First
 
Psychology and Communication in Health Care and Nursing
Contact hours – lectures: 40
Contact hours – seminar: 20
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject: Peter Markič, MSc, Senior Lectuer
Sanela Pivač,
Senior Lecturer
Education providers:
  • Peter Markič, MSc, Senior Lectuer  
  • Sanela Pivač, Senior Lecturer
Level of study: First Bologna cycle professional education study program
Semester: Winter
Language: Slovene/English
 
Subject-specific competences: Knowledge and understanding:
  • awareness and understanding of the significance of psychology and psychological skills in nursing care;
  • comprehension of basic psychological concepts, structures and dynamics of personality;
  • understanding of significant interpersonal processes, communication and group dynamics;
  • basic understanding of psychological disorders, courses and outcomes;
  • knowledge of and the ability to perform basic psychological interventions in nursing care;
  • understanding the significance of psychology for successful treatment;
  • understanding the importance of non-verbal communication and good verbal communication;
  • familiarity with communication models and use of different communication channels;
  • familiarity with the basic definitions of communication and models of interpersonal communication;
  • understanding the importance of supportive communication, empathy and other communication skills;
  • awareness of possible misunderstandings in communication and how to avoid them;
  • relational communication: characteristics (2 functions; informing and showing the attitude/relations);
  • understanding assertive communication and transaction analysis;
  • understanding the patient-nurse relationship and patient-nurse communication.

Knowledge and understanding:
  • awareness and understanding of the significance of psychology and psychological skills in nursing care;
  • comprehension of basic psychological concepts, structures and dynamics of personality;
  • understanding significant interpersonal processes, communication and group dynamics;
  • basic understanding of psychological disorders, their course and outcomes;
  • comprehension and performing of basic psychological interventions in nursing care;
  • understanding the significance of psychology for successful medical treatment;

Knowledge of: basic communication definitions and interpersonal communication models, verbal and non-verbal communication, basic conflict dimensions in the communication process, communication disorders; interpersonal communication, supportive communication, emphatic/therapeutic/assertive communication, communication elements (perception, giving information, listening, responding).
 
Mandatory references:
  • Benedik, E., 2014. Osebnost med zdravjem in boleznijo. Lesce: Samozaložba.
  • Payne, S. & Waker, J., 2002. Psihologija v zdravstveni negi. Ljubljana: Educy.
  • Niven, N., 2006. The Psychology of Nursing Care. Edinburgh: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Rakovec Felser, Z., 2002. Zdravstvena psihologija. Maribor: Visoka zdravstvena šola.
  • Ule, M., 2009. Spregledana razmerja. O družbenih vidikih sodobne medicine. Maribor: Aristej.
  • Rungapadiachy, D.M., 2003. Medosebna komunikacija v zdravstvu. Ljubljana: Educy.
  • Prebil,A., Mohar, P. & Drobne, J., 2009. Komunikacija v zdravstvu. Celje: Celjska Mohorjeva družba.
  • Prebil, A., 2010. Primeri podpornega komuniciranja v komunikacijskem procesu. In: B. Skela, Savič, B.M. Kaučič, B. Filej, K. Skinder Savić, M. Mežik Veber, K. Romih, S. Pivač, J. Zurc, A. Prebil, M. Bahun, V. Čuk & P. Kersnik, eds. Teoretične in praktične osnove zdravstvene nege: izbrana poglavja. Jesenice: Fakulteta za zdravstvo Jesenice.
Recommended references:  
Study obligations:
  • 50% obligatory attendance at lectures
Assessment methods:
  • written examination (80%)
  • seminar paper (20%)