Gentle Persuasive Approaches
Delivered in partnership with Advanced Gerontological Education (AGE Inc.) - opens new window this innovative, 4-module dementia-care curriculum based on a person-centred approach to care. While it is required for students in Practical Nursing, PSW and PSW to PN, students enrolled in Recreation Therapy, Palliative Care and Gerontology programs will also benefit from the skills taught in this course. The curriculum is evidence-based, interactive, and practical. Understand responsive behaviours so you can effectively and appropriately respond in a workplace setting. GPA includes respectful, self-protective, and gentle redirection techniques for use when catastrophic behaviours do occur.
Admission & Registration
You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered. Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.
Program of Studies
|Course Number||Course Name||Description|
|HSCI10232||Gentle Persuasive Approaches||
One Day Workshop:
Understand responsible behaviours so you can effectively and appropriately respond in a workplace setting.
|Course Date||Course Time||Course Location|
|Saturday, April 27th 2019||9:00am - 5:00pm||IAHS|
|Saturday, May 18th 2019||9:00am - 5:00pm||IAHS|
|Saturday, June 15th 2019||9:00am - 5:00pm||IAHS|
- Introduction to dementia and person-centred care
- Overview of the relationship between the disease process and a person’s behavioural response
- Application of emotional, environmental, and interpersonal communication strategies to prevent and diffuse responsive behaviours
- Suitable and respectful protective techniques to use in situations of risk