Psychology and communication in healh care
 
Module: Physiotherapy
ECTS: 3
Contact hours – lectures: 30
Contact hours – seminar: 15
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject: Peter Markič, MSc, Senior Lecturer
Sanela Pivač, Senior Lecturer
Year of study: First
 
Psychology and communication in healh care              

Contact hours – lectures: 30
Contact hours – seminar: 15
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject: Peter Markič, MSc, Senior Lecturer
Sanela Pivač, Senior Lecturer
Education providers:
  • Peter Markič, MSc, Senior Lecturer
  • Sanela Pivač, Senior Lecturer
Level of study: First Bologna cycle professional education study program
Semester: Winter
Language: Slovene/English
 
Subject-specific competences:
  • basic psychological concepts, usefulness of psychological knowledge and skills in nursing care;
  • biological and social basis of psychological development;
  • physiological psychology;
  • psychosomatics;
  • emotions and motivation;
  • cognition;
  • structure and dynamics of personality;
  • psychosocial process and structures;
  • stress and burn out syndrom;
  • characteristics of psychological disorders;
  • basic concepts of psychological interventions (counselling and psychotherapy);
  • psychological aspects of working with patients and relatives in nursing care;
  • psychosocial characteristics of group working;
  • psychology of health;
  • injuries and mental health;
  • basics of communication: 
- Communication process and models of communication;
- Verbal and non-verbal communication
- perception, giving information, listening, responding;
- basic conflict dimensions in a communication process, the elements of good    communication;
- communication among health professionals; 
- interpersonal/emphatic / therapeutic / assertive communication.
 

Knowledge and understanding: 
  • awareness and understanding of significance of psychology and psychological skills in health care;
  • comprehension of basic psychologicaly concepts, structures and dynamics of personality;
  • awareness and understanding of significance of the union between body, mind and spirituality;
  • understanding of significant interpersonal processes, commnuication and dynamic of groups;
  • basic understanding of  psychological disorders, courses and outcomes;
  • comprehension and performing basic psychological interventions in nursing care;
  • understanding the significance of psychology for successful medical treatment;
  • understanding the importance of non-verbal communication, good verbal commmunication;
  • understanding the importance of supportive communication, relational communication, and assertive communication, emphaty and other communication skills;
  • being familiar with misunderstandings in communication and how to avoid them;
  • understanding patient-nurse relationship and patient-nurse communication.
Mandatory references:
  • Rakovec Felser, Z., 2009. Psihologija telesnega bolnika in njegovega okolja. Maribor: Založba Pivec.
  • Hayes, N. & Orrell, S., 1998. Psihologija. Ljubljana: Zavod RS za šolstvo.
  • Benedik, E., 2014. Osebnost med zdravjem in boleznijo. Lesce: Samozaložba.
  • Niven, N., 2006. The Psychology of Nursing Care. Edinburgh: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Payne, S. & Waker, J., 2002. Psihologija v zdravstveni negi. Ljubljana: Educy.
  • 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.
Recommended references:  
Study obligations: 50% obligatory attendance at lectures
100% obligatory attendance at seminars
submitted and presented seminar work
Assessment methods: seminar work (20%)
written examination (80%)