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NPMH6000 Co-ordinating Long Term Care in Partnership (MH Field GEN)

Module Overview

In this module you will build on your prior learning to gain further knowledge and skills in working in partnership with people. You will continue to develop clinical decision making in relation to the management of long term, multiple and / or complex conditions. Key topics in this module will be integrated care and co-ordinating teams in and across different care environments. This module contains a defined strand of 60 hours learning which will advance your knowledge of recovery focused mental health nursing

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Reflect on the lived experience of the person living with long term care needs, and critically analyse how a nurse may respond.
  • Analyse and evaluate strategies that may be used to coordinate the care of people with long-term care needs across different settings
  • Explore the role of the nurse in working in partnership with people to empower, support and promote the health and well-being of individuals with a long-term condition.
  • Articulate and analyse strategies employed by nurses to manage risk and promote a safe and effective health care environment.
  • 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.


Content for ALL fields: Collaborative / shared decision making. Positive risk taking and living with risk. Supported self management (including use of digital technologies in promoting self-management and sustaining supportive networks). Technological dependency. Integrated care, multidisciplinary and multiagency team working. Monitoring and co-ordinating care (including use of technology and data). Categorical and non-categorical approaches to the care of individuals with a long-term conditions and disabilities. Health economics and long-term partnership care Medicines Management: (Auditing and monitoring medicines management; storage; legal and professional issues in medicines management practice; Concordance) Content for MENTAL HEALTH field: The person with dementia (i.e. Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia - BPSD) The person with bi-polar disorder Functional mental health disorders in old age Physical health care of people with mental health problems Medicines management Working with families and carers Promoting mental health wellbeing Cognitive behavioural (CBT) competence framework for depression and anxiety Self-management strategies (i.e. Wellness Recovery Action Planning - WRAP) Recovery focussed mental health nursing The person who experiences trauma The person with co-existing mental illness and substance misuse problems (dual diagnosis) Early intervention in psychosis Solution-focused approaches 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 Skills: De-escalation, safe holding and restraint Managing difficult conversations Care after death Syringe drivers Nasogastric tubes and enteral nutrition Catheterisation and catheter management

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Guided independent study Lectures Seminars

Completion of assessment task37.5
Independent Study57.5
Clinical Practice28
Practical classes and workshops21
Preparation for scheduled sessions60
Total study time250

Resources & Reading list

Goodman B & Clemow R  (2010). Nursing and Collaborative Practice . 

Norman I & Ryrie I  (2018). The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing . 



Individual Presentation


MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (3000 words) 75%
Written assignment  ( words) 25%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: External


Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:


No additional costs associated with this module

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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