nsg4gec geropsychiatric care



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Credit points: 20

Subject outline

In this unit students are encouraged to build on their undergraduate knowledge of gerontic and psychiatric nursing and develop advanced knowledge and skills in the care of older people with mental illness. A 52-hour clinical placement with directed learning activities and competency evaluations encourages evidence-based practice and provides learning opportunities across a wide range of contexts in which older people with mental illness present. The focus is on maximising potential through identification of goals, contemporary assessment skills, research-based therapeutic interventions and multidisciplinary models of care. Legal and ethical issues and best practice in relation to challenging behaviours, functional and organic disorders are critically examined.

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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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects NSG42GEC

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsGeropsychiatric nursing.PrescribedHogstel, M.MOSBY, ST LOUIS, 1995.

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