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NURS502 Mental Health Nursing

Nursing people who have a mental health condition.

The aim of this paper is for the student to develop an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of mental health nursing. Students will critically analyse understandings of mental health and illness and develop psychotherapeutic skills to best facilitate patient-centred care.

Paper title Mental Health Nursing
Paper code NURS502
Subject Nursing
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (23 January 2017 - 26 May 2017)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,294.63
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,562.50

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Prerequisite
NURS 441 and NURS 442 and NURS 444 and NURS 446
Limited to
MNSc
Teaching Arrangements
Taught face-to face on the Christchurch campus 6 hours per week to mid April preparing students for the Mental Health clinical placement which will be undertaken during the first semester.
Eligibility
An undergraduate degree in any discipline with at least three years' full-time study and a B average in the final two years of the degree.
Contact
glenda.lorimer@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Marie Crowe
Textbooks
Required: Barker P. (2009) Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: The craft of caring (2nd ed). London: Hodder Arnold
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
At successful completion of the paper students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of cultural and social issues on a person's mental health ability
  2. Undertake and document comprehensive, client-centred assessments utilising nursing/mental health frameworks
  3. Undertake both a mental status examination and a comprehensive mental health assessment with a client in their care and be able to provide a sound clinical rationale for the assessment model used
  4. Develop a clinical formulation of the client's mental health issues that incorporates an understanding of precipitating, perpetuating, presenting and protective issues that have impacted on the client's current mental state
  5. Provide safe mental health nursing care that incorporates principles of risk assessment and management
  6. Demonstrate a critical understanding of psychotherapeutic approaches to mental health nursing care (i.e. medical, interpersonal, psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioural; and how these can be implemented in practice to best meet clients' needs)
  7. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of psychopharmacological principles and skills in medication management
  8. Competently prepare, administer and evaluate the effectiveness of medications under the supervision of an appropriately registered health professional
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of the therapeutic relationship in mental health nursing practice and demonstrate competence in engaging with clients, assessing their needs and implementing psychotherapeutic strategies
  10. Demonstrate application of the principles of cultural safety in line with policies of the Nursing Council of New Zealand and the University's commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi
  11. Demonstrate safe, professional and ethical nursing practice standards in this clinical setting
  12. Practise within relevant legislative requirements/regulations and codes of practice within mental health
  13. Demonstrate evidence of the application of critical reasoning skills to practice
  14. Communicate effectively with clients, families/whānau and members of the health team, both verbally and in writing, to reach the most appropriate outcomes
  15. Provide nursing care based on critical reflection and an application of evidence into practice
  16. Demonstrate critical awareness of their own level of competence and responsibility, evaluate the effectiveness of their own interventions and actively seek learning opportunities

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (23 January 2017 - 26 May 2017)

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

Nursing people who have a mental health condition.

The aim of this paper is for the student to develop an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of mental health nursing. Students will critically analyse understandings of mental health and illness and develop psychotherapeutic skills to best facilitate patient-centred care.

Paper title Mental Health Nursing
Paper code NURS502
Subject Nursing
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (22 January 2018 - 25 May 2018)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
NURS 441 and NURS 442 and NURS 444 and NURS 446
Limited to
MNSc
Eligibility
An undergraduate degree in any discipline with at least three years' full-time study and a B average in the final two years of the degree.
Contact
nursing.science@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
To be advised
Teaching Arrangements
Taught face-to face on the Christchurch campus 6 hours per week to mid April, preparing students for the Mental Health clinical placement, which will be undertaken during the first semester.
Textbooks
Required: Barker P. (2009) Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: The craft of caring (2nd ed). London: Hodder Arnold
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
At successful completion of the paper students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of cultural and social issues on a person's mental health ability
  2. Undertake and document comprehensive, client-centred assessments utilising nursing/mental health frameworks
  3. Undertake both a mental status examination and a comprehensive mental health assessment with a client in their care and be able to provide a sound clinical rationale for the assessment model used
  4. Develop a clinical formulation of the client's mental health issues that incorporates an understanding of precipitating, perpetuating, presenting and protective issues that have impacted on the client's current mental state
  5. Provide safe mental health nursing care that incorporates principles of risk assessment and management
  6. Demonstrate a critical understanding of psychotherapeutic approaches to mental health nursing care (i.e. medical, interpersonal, psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioural; and how these can be implemented in practice to best meet clients' needs)
  7. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of psychopharmacological principles and skills in medication management
  8. Competently prepare, administer and evaluate the effectiveness of medications under the supervision of an appropriately registered health professional
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of the therapeutic relationship in mental health nursing practice and demonstrate competence in engaging with clients, assessing their needs and implementing psychotherapeutic strategies
  10. Demonstrate application of the principles of cultural safety in line with policies of the Nursing Council of New Zealand and the University's commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi
  11. Demonstrate safe, professional and ethical nursing practice standards in this clinical setting
  12. Practise within relevant legislative requirements/regulations and codes of practice within mental health
  13. Demonstrate evidence of the application of critical reasoning skills to practice
  14. Communicate effectively with clients, families/whÄnau and members of the health team, both verbally and in writing, to reach the most appropriate outcomes
  15. Provide nursing care based on critical reflection and an application of evidence into practice
  16. Demonstrate critical awareness of their own level of competence and responsibility, evaluate the effectiveness of their own interventions and actively seek learning opportunities

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (22 January 2018 - 25 May 2018)

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle