In this module you will build on your previous learning so that you can prioritise and respond to the changing levels of support that people require when their health status changes. You will develop your ability to manage and evaluate care across healthcare settings to promote, restore and stabilise health status.
You will also have an additional 60 hours of learning specifically devoted to developing your skills in engagement and assessment in Mental Health Recovery
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Critically discuss the knowledge and skills necessary to undertake a prioritised assessment of people who are experiencing an acute change in health status
- Analyse how clinical judgement and decision making skills inform the management of nursing care
- Evaluate the evidence base which supports nursing responses to acute changes in health status
- Explore how the nurse may identify, prioritise and respond to risk factors that may lead to deterioration in health status
- Critically discuss the principles, purposes and different types of bio-psycho-social assessment undertaken with people with common mental health disorders.
Content for ALL Fields:
Clinical judgement & decision making
Responding to mental and emotional distress including agitation, aggression and challenging behaviour
Responding to self-harm and or suicidal ideation
Recognising and responding to acute deterioration in physical health status (e.g. sepsis)
Breaking significant news
Sudden and / or traumatic death
Ethical and legal issues in acute care: DNACPR, DOLS
Managing risks to vulnerable groups with acute health care needs (e.g. Learning Disability)
Human Factors: Safety culture, Debriefing
Medicines Management: Safe medicine use. (e.g. drug interactions / reactions including anaphylaxis; recreational drugs; using technology to improve medicines safety; forms of prescribing including PGD)
ENGAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT IN MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY
The nature of mental health
Explanatory models of mental disorder (ie. biopsychosocial model)
Classification of mental disorder
Recovery in mental health care
Assessment in mental health care (i.e. information gathering)
Behavioural change models (i.e. for goal/intervention identification)
Use of standardised assessment tools
Types of anxiety disorder and mood disorder
MANAGING ACUTE HEALTH NEEDS:
Mental health and the law
Admission and discharge planning
Admission of a person in acute distress
Managing risk of self-harm and suicide
Managing risk of violence and aggression
Engagement and observation of people at risk
Psychotropic medication in practice
The person experiencing psychosis
The person with a personality disorder
The person with an eating disorder
Managing mental health crisis
Taking a structured history
Venepuncture and cannulation
Physical assessment skills
Mental Health assessment
Therapeutic communication skills
Airway skills and supporting the patient at risk
Responding to physiological deterioration
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Guided independent study
|Practical classes and workshops
|Total study time
Resources & Reading list
Jarvis C (2012). Physical examination & health assessment. Philadelphia / London: Saunders.
Norman I & Ryrie I (2018). The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
Wycraft N (2015). Assessment and Care Planning in Mental Health. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
Nash M (2014). Physical Health and Well-being in Mental Health Nursing: Clinical Skills for Practice. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
Williamson T & Daw R (2013). Law, Values and Practice in Mental Health Nursing. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
Both summative components must be passed.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Seminar Participation
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