Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Debate and critically appraise the contribution of law, policy and ethics to providing person-centred values based practice.
- Critically analyse the significance of the nurse-service user therapeutic relationship and psychological interventions to improve the wellbeing of a person who portrays behaviour that challenges.
- Utilise an in depth knowledge of theories of normal and abnormal personality development.
- Critically discuss the role of reflection and supervision in providing effective care.
- Theories of normal and abnormal personality development
- Behaviour and psychological symptoms in dementia
- Therapeutic use of self in constructing enabling relationships that promote self-management and recovery
- Ethical Issues of Restraint and Rapid Tranquilisation
- Risk assessment and positive risk management
- Managing challenging behaviour, e.g. verbal and physical
- Environmental management and safety
- Attempted suicide and suicide prevention and management
- Substance misuse and Motivational Enhancement Therapy
- Effects of abuse and managing those who abuse
- Legal and ethical aspects of care in psychiatry
- Group work
- Reflection and supervision
- Behaviour as a result of abuse or trauma
- Communication in Acute Psychosis
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
Action Learning Groups
|Wider reading or practice||10|
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||10|
|Practical classes and workshops||3|
|Completion of assessment task||45|
|Total study time||125|
Resources & Reading list
Grant A, Townend M, Mulhern R, and Short N (2010). Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Mental Health Care. London: Sage.
Lillyman S and Ghaye T (2007). Effective Clinical Supervision: the Role of Reflection. London: Quay Books.
Stickley T and Wright N (2014). Theories for Mental Health Nursing: A guide for practice.. London: Sage.
Murphy R and Wales P (2013). Mental Health Law in Nursing.. London: Sage.
Woods P and Kettles A (2009). Risk assessment and management in Mental Health Nursing.. Oxford: Wiley, Blackwell.
Tee S, Brown J and Carpenter D (2012). Handbook of Mental Health Nursing. London: Hodder Arnold.
Murphy N and McVey D (2010). Treating Personality Disorder. Abingdon: Routledge.
Beer M, Pereira S and Paton C (2008). Psychiatric intensive care.. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
National Forensic Nurses’ Research and Development Group (2011). Forensic Mental Health Nursing: Ethical and Legal Issues (Eds) Bryt R and Coffey M. London: Quay Books.
Walker S (Ed) (2014). Engagement and Therapeutic Communication in Mental Health Nursing.. London: Sage.
Walker S (Ed) (2014). Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Nursing. London: Sage.
Professional conversation and supporting annotated bibliography.
Learning will be demonstrated in a 15 minute conversation with an academic, clinical or research member of staff with expertise in the area. It is a requirement of the module that an annotated bibliography is submitted prior to your conversation, although this element does not contribute to the final mark awarded.
The conversation will contribute to 100% of the marks awarded for this module. Pass mark is 50%.
This assessment will be marked by academic staff based upon marking criteria which will be made available to you.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: External