Applied Health Physical Therapy 850
AHPT 850: Pharmacology
Prerequisite: AHPT 830 or permission of Department
Credit Hours: (2)
Psychosocial Elements of Illness and Disability introduces and examines the psychosocial concepts and factors affecting the patient, family, and the patient/ therapist relationship in caring for individuals experiencing acute, chronic, and terminal illness.
Detailed Description of Course
Psychosocial Elements of Illness and Disability introduces and examines the psychosocial concepts and factors affecting the patient, family, and the patient/ therapist relationship in caring for individuals experiencing acute, chronic, and terminal illness. It explores the relationships and interactions between patient and society with respect to physical disability and disease. Students will also explore areas of ageism, cultural diversity, elder, child abuse and domestic violence.
Detailed Description of Conduct of Course
Course content may be presented by lecture, guest speakers, written assignments, and development of a reflective journal, small group interactions, and student oral presentations.
Goals and Objectives of this Course
Will require students to:
1) Identify personal, societal beliefs, values and experiences and how they affect the role of people with illness or disabilities in our culture and the health care system; 2) Identify typical responses to physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities; 3) Apply communication principles to patient's, family members, colleagues, and other professionals within the patient/ client care setting; 4) Identify and understand the response to grief and loss and coping; 5) Describe strategies and develop effective healthcare interventions for patients in various stages of grief; 6) Identify and understand coping strategies in patients/ clients; 7) Contrast behavioral strategies and psychological strategies in addressing and identifying how physical therapy interventions should be adjusted to effectively treat patients/ clients with physical and psychological disorders across the lifespan; 8) Provide examples of different cultural responses to disease and physical and emotional disabilities; 9) Review a plan of care with a patient with a specific physical or mental disability and discuss the cultural, moral, social and psychological issues; 10) Describe the symptoms of fear, anxiety, depression, and the impact of stress on an individual's health and behavior with disability; 11) Collaborate and describe effective methods of interacting with patient, family, and other professionals to design healthcare interventions to meet the patient's needs from a holistic approach; 12) Identify an examine the psychosocial and environmental issues related to illness and disability during childhood, adolescence, adulthood and aging; 13) Analyze the clinical implications and limitations to the psychosocial, environmental issues related to childhood, adolescence, adulthood and aging; 14) Identify the symptoms and causes of physical and emotional abuse across the lifespan; 15) Recognize and increase awareness of incidence, prevalence, and populations at risk and prevention strategies with physical and emotional abuse across the lifespan; 16) Describe mandated reporting and its relevance and importance to physical therapy; 17) Describe the grieving process that accompanies patients/ clients with disabilities and their families and assist patients/ clients and families in coping with this process; 18) Recognize and report behavioral and physical signs of abuse and refer to appropriate professionals; 19) Demonstrate compassion with and sensitivity to patients/ clients and family members with physical and emotional disabilities; 20) Recognize common emotional responses and cultural beliefs to illness, disability, and impairment and adjust/modify examination and intervention strategies to meet patient's/client's needs; 21) Collaborate and describe effective methods of interacting with patients, family and other professionals to design healthcare interventions to meet patients' needs from a holistic approach.
May include but not limited to:
Reflective journals, written assignments, personal analysis/self awareness papers, group projects, and examinations
Other Course Information
Review and Approval
February 10, 2014