NURS 2041 Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing

Credit Points 10

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Description Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing develops mental health nursing knowledge and skill needs of the nursing workforce across a range of service delivery settings. It explores contemporary models of care such as recovery-oriented practice, trauma-informed care, and social determinants approach. Students will plan evidence-based initiatives that promote mental health, prevent and intervene early in illness, facilitate recovery, and promote wellbeing.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Equivalent Subjects NURS 2031 - Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing 1

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 4691 Bachelor of Nursing, 4780 Bachelor of Nursing - WSU Online or 4684 Bachelor of Midwifery.

Assumed Knowledge

Primary health care, professional communication, foundational concepts in human behavioural science and their application to nursing or midwifery practice, roles and responsibilities of registered nurse or midwife.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate appropriate knowledge, skills, and attitudes in mental health nursing
  2. Identify the rights of mental health consumers to live free from discrimination and social exclusion
  3. Describe professional therapeutic relationships with mental health consumers, carers, and significant others using empathic and compassionate language
  4. Describe how to support the rights of mental health consumers to lead their treatment and recovery process, and the rights of carers and significant others with the consumer�fs consent, to collaborate in the treatment and recovery process
  5. Plan evidence-based initiatives that promote mental health, prevent, and intervene early in illness, facilitate recovery, and promote wellbeing
  6. Explain how to facilitate the recovery of mental health consumers by focussing on strengths and wellbeing

Subject Content

(a) Lived experience of mental health consumers and carers, and consumer and carer partnership in recovery, care, and treatment
(b) Positive images about people with mental illness, promoting positive messages, challenging discrimination, and showing images of recovery, strengths, and full community participation
(c) Building professional therapeutic relationships with mental health consumers, carers and families using empathic communication skills
(d) Mental health assessment, including comprehensive assessment of mental health consumers, carers and families, risk and strength assessments, triage, and diagnostic categories
(e) Mental health issues across the lifespan, for example, loss and grief, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, depression, suicide, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, trauma, substance use, dual diagnosis, and personality disorders
(f) Mental health promotion and early intervention strategies
(g) Psychopharmacology
(h) Contemporary models of care such as recovery-oriented practice, trauma-informed care, and social determinants approach
(i) Assessment, treatment, and support of physical health needs of people with mental health issues
(j) Legal, professional, and ethical issues including relevant legislation, key Commonwealth, state and territory policies, duty of care, restraint and seclusion, social action and social justice
(k) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing
(l) Effect of cultural and social factors in mental illness on individuals, families, and communities, for example, ethnicity, gender, LGBTIQ, migration and refugee experiences, poverty, discrimination

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 30 minutes each x 3 quizzes 30 N Individual
Professional Task 10 minute group presentation 30 N Individual
Poster 400 words 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Wsu Online

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2022 Trimester 2

Wsu Online

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2022 Semester 2

Campbelltown

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Hawkesbury

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Liverpool

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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2022 Trimester 3

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