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Credit points: 20

Subject outline

Mental health nursing occurs within a complex cultural, legal and policy framework. To work effectively as a mental health nurse there must be recognition of the unique perspective of consumers and family members and incorporation of this understanding into clinical practice. Professional practice also requires the mental health nurse to develop skills in reflection and utilize clinical supervision as a routine part of professional development. In this unit students will be introduced to the legal, ethical and organizational context of practice with an emphasis on the perspective of consumers and carers.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points20

Subject Co-ordinatorKatherine Emond

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Equivalent subjects NSG42CIM NSG41CIM

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Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsManagement of Mental Disorders (4th Edn)RecommendedTreatment Protocol ProtocolWORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION COLLABORATING CENTRE FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SYD:AUST (2004)
ReadingsMental Health in Australia; Collaborative Community Practice (2nd Edn)RecommendedMeadows, G, Singh, B, Grigg, M (Eds)OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, SOUTH MELBOURNE. (2007)

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