Course: Psychosocial Support System for Nurses 2

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Course title Psychosocial Support System for Nurses 2
Course code UO/GP081
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • ŠPIRUDOVÁ Lenka, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Balint groups - what clinical practice meant for my life. 2. Reflection of clinical practice, generation of a topic for the next session. 3. Discussion and reflection of a student-generated topic. 4. Are we afraid of communicating?

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, unspecified, Laboratory work, unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
Integration of a new professional in a helping profession is a continuous process beginning with pregraduate education and it is largely based on education and personality formation - in the case of nurses, both intramural and clinical factors are involved. To date, the importance of emotional aspects of professional development has been underestimated and curricula have not fully covered systematic work with attitudes, ethical dilemmas, personnel feelings and experience (the so-called portfolio of useful experience was not intentionally formed. The Psychosocial support system for nurses module aims at filling the latter gap (zero curriculum) and helping prospective nurses learn how to make use of reflective practice and self-reflection, critical thinking and creativity, how to integrate into the profession and pursue an appropriate lifestyle to prevent burnout and to facilitate lifelong anchoring of the nurse in the profession. Nursing operates the following support systems: mentoring, preceptoring (the so-called adaptation process in CR), supervision, coaching, mediation etc. The module covers selected support systems (mentoring, preceptoring and supervision - reflective practice) that graduates should be familiar with. Graduates are likely to encounter these systems shortly after graduation, either as their objects or subjects. The module is distributed across the curriculum and is based and experiential learning and active involvement. The chief outcome is not that of academic knowledge but, rather, experience and perception, awareness of possible ways of solving problems, personal mental hygiene skills and better understanding of client´s emotions and the student´s own emotions.
Knowledge: The student defines career adaptation process, describing the sequence of the process and their own vision of entering the nursing profession. Skills: The student can describe their emotions and talk about their attitudes in relation to the reality of nursing practice. Applying analysis and reflection, the student can parse nursing problems, their position in the problem situation, and can look for meaningful solutions both independently and in the team. The student has a sense of personal success in the group and also a sense of failure (if necessary) in situations requiring solution of professional and interpersonal issues. The student can integrate the experience into their portfolio of experience. The student can realistically evaluate their professional power and can use it effectively. The student is able to discuss the limitations and risks involved and to reflect on them. Transversal skills: The student demonstrates basic readiness to provide support to both patients and their relatives and junior/less experienced colleagues, assuming the position of an ´assistant mentor´. The student always considers their decisions in relation to the consequences, especially in relation to the target population referred to as ´fragile´ (children, elderly persons, mentally ill persons, persons dependent on carers/institutions, homeless people etc.) The student expresses their own level of satisfaction with nursing studies and is looking forward to taking the position of a nurse. The student actively considers their future career of a nurse. Competence: The student further develops and clinically implements the acquired competence in self-reflection, working with emotions and making use of the psychosocial support systems.

Assessment methods and criteria
Requirements for credit: active participation in practicals.
Recommended literature
  • Mentor klinické praxe v ošetřovatelství a porodní asistenci. E-opory. Opava: ÚO FVP SU, 2010.
  • Metodický manuál pro lektory. Olomouc: UP, LF, 2008. ISBN 978-80-244-2165-0.
  • Věstník MZ ČR Certifikovaný kurz v oboru Mentor klinické praxe ošetřovatelství a porodní asistence.
  • BÁRTLOVÁ, S. Profese sestry, profesionalizace a elitářství v ošetřovatelství ze sociologického pohledu. In Kontakt. České Budějovice: JČU, 2007.
  • FISCHER, O. a kol. Úvod do filosofie pro pomáhající profese. Praha: JABOK, 2008. ISBN 978-80-904137-4-0.
  • GUGGENBÜHL-CRAIG, A. Nebezpečí moci v pomáhajících profesích. Praha: Portál, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7367-809-8.
  • HAVRDOVÁ, Z., HAJNÝ M. et al. Praktická supervize. Praha: Galen, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7262-532-1.
  • HAWKINS, P., SHOHET, R. Supervize v pomáhajících profesích. Praha: Portál, 2004. ISBN 80-7178-715-9.
  • JANKOVSKÝ, J. Etika pro pomáhající profese. Praha: Triton, 2003. ISBN 80-7254-329-6.
  • KOPŘIVA, K. Lidský vztah jako součást profese: psychoterapeutické kapitoly pro sociální, pedagogické a zdravotnické profese. Praha: Portál, 2006. ISBN 80-7367-181-6.
  • KRÁLOVÁ, J. a kol. Systém psychosociální prevence pro studenty Všeobecného lékařství. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2008. ISBN 978-80-244-2165-0.
  • SCHMIDBAUER, W. Psychická úskalí pomáhajících profesí. Praha: Portál, 2000. ISBN 80-7178-312-9.
  • SCHMIDBAUER, W. Syndrom pomocníka. Praha: Portál, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7367-7.
  • ŠPIRUDOVÁ, L. Doprovázení v ošetřovatelství I, pomáhající profese, doprovázení a systém podpor pro pacienty. Praha: Grada, 2015. ISBN 978-80-247-9963-6.
  • ŠPIRUDOVÁ, L. Doprovázení v ošetřovatelství II, doprovázení sester sestrami, mentorování, adaptační proces, supervize. Praha: Grada, 2015. ISBN 978-80-247-9965-0.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Public Policies in Opava General Nursing Studies (4) Health service 1 Summer