2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Jul 23, 2024  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SSMH 210 Self-Care for Care-Givers (3 credits)



Course Description
This course helps the professional care provider master personal self-care techniques. The student will learn to identify and plan strategies to cope with the multiple stresses inherent when giving care.

Student Outcomes
1. Describe the General Adaptation Syndrome, including general physiological changes which come as a result of stress.
2. Recall at least one dozen physical ailments which may have stress as a root cause, as measured by participation in class discussion and journal recording.
3. Explain concepts of eustress and distress, as measured by participation in class discussion and journal recording.
4. Explain stress management strategies, such as exercise, breathing and relaxation, humor, biofeedback, meditation, yoga, and visualization, as measured by participation in jigsaw activities and class notes.
5. Explain the concept of codependency, as measured by participation in class discussion and journal recording.
6. Describe the processes of personal and organizational change, as measured by participation in class discussion and journal recording.



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