NPMH3003 Behaviour that Challenges
Aims and Objectives
Nurses working in the field of mental health commonly encounter behaviour that can challenge commonly held boundaries and that can also put self or others at risk. The aim of this module is to deepen your knowledge, understanding and preparation for working empathically with people who exhibit behaviour that falls into this category.
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Outline theories of normal and abnormal personality development.
- Analyse the significance of the therapeutic relationship in improving the wellbeing of a person who portrays behaviour that challenges.
- Articulate the role of the nurse in providing care for a person who portrays behaviour that challenges.
- Discuss the role of reflection and supervision in providing effective care.
- Debate the contribution of policy and ethics to providing person-centred values based practice.
- Critically discuss contemporary ethical, legal, professional and philosophical influences on the nature of person-centred values based practice care
• Theories of normal and abnormal personality development • Personality disorders, e.g. borderline personality disorder • Attachment in children and young people • Learning disabilities and forensic mental health • Therapeutic use of self within clear boundaries to establish an effective working relationship • Risk assessment and positive risk management • Managing challenging behaviour, e.g. verbal and physical • Self-harm • Substance misuse • Effects of abuse and managing those who abuse • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness and Chain Analysis • Legal and ethical aspects of care in forensic psychiatry • Group work • Reflection and supervision
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Key note lectures Practical skills teaching for prevention and management of aggression and violence Student presentations and case discussions Directed study Self-directed study
|Wider reading or practice||54.5|
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||50|
|Practical classes and workshops||12|
|Completion of assessment task||37.5|
|Total study time||187.5|
Resources & Reading list
Beer M, Pereira S and Paton C (2008). Psychiatric intensive care..
National Forensic Nurses’ Research and Development Group (2011). Forensic Mental Health Nursing: Ethical and Legal Issues (Eds) Bryt R and Coffey M.
Lillyman S and Ghaye T (2007). Effective Clinical Supervision: the Role of Reflection.
Woods P and Kettles A (2009). Risk assessment and management in Mental Health Nursing..
Murphy N and McVey D (2010). Treating Personality Disorder.
|Professional conversation (15 minutes)||100%|
Repeat type: Internal & External