College of Nursing
Taipei Medical University
Course Structure: 2 Hour per a week
Psychiatric nursing includes three credits. This course highlights the following issues: conceptual models for working with psychiatric patients, symptom/sign, etiology and classification of mental disorders, and nursing care for psychiatric patients, the basic concepts of individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, and community mental health care. The course is designed to assist students to understand the impacts of physical, psychological, social and cultural and spiritual factors on patients' behaviors. In addition, through estimating the impact of stress derived from environment on patients, students can help patient cope with situation. The course also aims to help students understand communication skills as therapeutic tool. Through practicing communication skills students can provide effective care for patients.