Therapeutic Relationships

NRSG210 Mental Health Nursing 201430
Credit points: 10 Prerequisites : Foundation Year Units or equivalent Co-requisites: NIL It is your responsibility as a student to ensure that you have the prerequisites or co-requisites for a particular unit. You may not enrol in this unit if you have previously passed, or are currently enrolled in, any unit identified as incompatible with this unit. If you do not meet these requirements, then you must see your Course Coordinator. Lecturer in Charge (National): Sandra Hyde Office location: EB. 19 Email: Telephone: 07 3623 7613 Contact me: Please contact me via email or telephone. Description: This unit develops students’ knowledge of the physical, mental and biopsychosocial factors that contribute to personal, individual, family and community mental health. It also examines the role of the nurse and the health team in caring for persons who have alterations to their emotional and mental wellbeing across the lifespan. In particular, it will enable the student to develop a holistic and consumer-oriented recovery approach to the provision of nursing care highlighting the therapeutic use of self, including ethical, legal and professional boundaries that influence practice. Teaching team: Lecturer in Charge: Dr. Sue Webster Office location: Level 7, Barry St, 97392387 Email: Susan Gallagher Marie Greenall Level 7, 33 Berry St, 97392323 Level 7, 33 Berry St,
NRSG210 Mental Health Nursing 201430
Dr. Peter Brown Level 7, 33 Berry St, Mode/attendance pattern: This unit will consist of lecture resource sessions and seminars framed within an inquiry based learning paradigm. In addition, the unit will be enhanced with web based resources and self-directed learning activities. Attendance at all seminars is encouraged and a minimum of 80 % is required in order to pass this unit. Duration: 10 week-semester or equivalent in intensive block mode. You should anticipate undertaking 150 hours of study for this unit, including class attendance, readings and assignment preparation.
LEARNING OUTCOMES The Bachelor of Nursing course is a professional program that requires development of particular attributes for accreditation purposes. These are also included in the Learning Outcomes. On successful completion of this unit, you should be able to: 1. Outline social, developmental and cultural factors that impact on mental health and wellness;
2. Discuss major mental health priorities and related strategies, including models of mental health care;
3. Reflect critically on the experiences of mental illness from consumer and carer perspectives; (GA 4)
4. Assess a person’s mental health status within the contexts of an holistic health assessment and potential underlying pathology;
5. Determine appropriate evidence-based nursing interventions and describe medical and allied health interventions for the promotion of mental health, and prevention, early intervention, management of and recovery from common mental illnesses;
6. Plan, implement and evaluate safe, holistic, person-centred nursing care taking account of a person’s / family’s mental health status, strengths, risks and resilience;
7. Explain strategies for developing and evaluating therapeutic relationships with mental health consumers, carers and significant others across the lifespan; (GA 9)
8. Discuss legal and ethical issues pertaining to mental health and mental illness ( GA 3)
9. Work effectively in a group to identify and address your learning needs. (