Group Process and Professional Practice

Much of a nurses professional life is spent in groups, including team meetings, committees and client/ patient groups. Groups may be small (two or three individuals of family members) or large (community groups or clients/patients with common health problems). Effective group leadership requires an understanding of both group and interpersonal process. Focus on understanding principles of group process: what are the characteristics of an effective group; how are these effects achieved; what is the life cycle of a group; what are common impediments to an effective group. A brief overview of different group modalities and application is presented. In-class 3 hours/week

Program Requirements Course Type: Core Course Clinical Field