In this module you will further develop the skills required to be a mental health nurse working with people with complex mental health care needs. You will have an opportunity to explore the challenges that may present and develop skills to help you navigate these using a recovery orientated approach.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Critically analyse the potential power issues that exist in professional-service user relationships.
- Critically examine the interpersonal, clinical reasoning, diagnostic and decision-making skills required for the assessment, planning and delivery of care for a person with complex mental health care needs.
- Critically evaluate the evidence base relating to the biological, psychological and sociological therapeutic interventions that can be used to promote well-being and recovery of people with mental health care needs.
- Critically consider the legal and ethical issues relating to individuals with mental health care needs.
- Develop and articulate an in-depth knowledge of the aetiology, treatment and care needs of people with a range of mental health care needs.
The person who experiences trauma
The person with co-existing mental illness and substance misuse problems (dual diagnosis)
Early intervention in psychosis
Motivational interviewing approaches
Nurse's role in the administration of ECT
Forensic mental health care
Power issues in professional-service user relationship
Responding to diversity (i.e. gender, older people, interpreter requirements, learning disability)
Caring for yourself
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
The module is taught using a variety of learning and teaching approaches which may include:
Guided independent study
Role play exercises
|Total study time||187.5|
Resources & Reading list
Evans K, Nizette D, O'brien A, Johnson C (2020). Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing in the UK. Oxford: Elsevier.
Norman I & Ryrie I (2018). The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
Clifton A, Hemingway S, Felton A, Stacey G (2018). Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons.
For the assessment you will critically explore the knowledge and skills required by a mental health nurse in caring for people with a variety of needs using a case study of your choice. To help you prepare for the exam you will present your case study to your seminar group.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Presentation
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