Undergraduate Course: Caring and Emotional Work (NUST10005)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The main focus of this course is on interpersonal and emotional work in nursing.
Students explore the nature of caring and emotional work in nursing. Situations that give rise to emotional work are examined. Illustrations are taken from the gynaecological context but students are encouraged to consider wider applications and draw on their experiences in practice. The intimate and sensitive nature of some health care situations is explored with respect to the nurse's role and the value of empathetic relationships for both patients and staff is considered. Students are encouraged to explore and share their own experiences and feelings associated with caring relationships.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| Critically appriase the literature on caring
Examine the value of emotions and emotional work
Analyse emotional labour and its application in nursing practice
Address ethical issues and dilemmas in nursing and the implications for emotional work
Examine ways of coping with sensitive and personal issues in patient care.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||caring, emotions, empathy, relationships.
|Course organiser||Prof Pam Smith
|Course secretary||Miss Kirsty Gardner
Tel: (0131 6)50 3889