ASSESSMENT IN MENTAL HEALTH NURSING PRACTICE

NSG4AMH

Not currently offered

Credit points: 20

Subject outline

Mental health nurses are required to undertake comprehensive assessment as the basis for care planning, implementation and evaluation. This unit will take a lifespan approach and introduce the concepts of assessment using a biopsychosocial model. Emphasis will be placed on early detection of mental health symptoms and on the development of skills to work collaboratively with consumers, carers and other health providers to develop a comprehensive care plan.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

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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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects NSG42AMH NSG41AMH

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsKaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioural Sciences Clinical Psychiatry (10th edn)RecommendedKaplan, H, Sadock, B & Grebb, J.WILLIAMS AND WILKINS, BALTIMORE. (2007)
ReadingsManagement of Mental Disorders (4th Edn)RecommendedTreatment Protocol ProtocolWORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION COLLABORATING CENTRE FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE. SYD:AUST(2004)

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