Semester 2, 2017

Comprehensive NUR2207 mental health notes

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NUR2207 – Mental Health Clinical Practice – 2017 Learning Objectives
Module 1 – Basic Counselling
1. Define the term ‘Counselling’
2. Discuss the qualities of an effective Counsellor, including values and attitudes
3. Identify the barriers of effective counselling and how to manage and overcome the barriers for effective counselling
4. Utilise a basic counselling skills process when collaborating with the client and their carer
5. Utilise basic counselling skills in a range of Mental Health context and be responsive to the needs of the Clients/Carer
Module 2 – Dealing with CALD populations
1. Define the term social and emotional well-being within the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people
2. Define the term cultural sensitivity, safety and competence within the mental health context
3. Develop a holistic assessment for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people incorporating the notion of emotional and social wellbeing
4. Develop an understanding in which migration and settlement experiences impact upon the lives of the CALD population
5. Acknowledge and analyse your own cultural values and beliefs and reflect on their implications for Mental Health care with CALD populations
6. Utilise knowledge of CALD in a range of mental health context to be responsive to client’s cultural needs
7. Develop an understanding of the ways in which Australia’s colonial history and ensuing racism have impacted on Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing.
8. Explain the connection between history and mental health, including colonisation, the forms and impacts of racism.
Module 3 - Diverse populations – Gender Specific
1. Use basic communication skills with others who identify as GLBTIQ individuals
2. Utilise knowledge and skills and provide appropriate MH nursing care to inform GLTBTIQ individuals
3. Work with GLBTIQ individuals in a sensitive, restful and caring manner to reduce stigmatization
4. Reflect upon your own values, beliefs and attitudes when caring for GLBTIQ individuals within a mental health context
5. Have an understanding of the RN’s legal responsibilities in relation to disclosure of sexual assault and domestic violence
6. Utilise therapeutic communication skills in a sensitive and responsive manner when gathering the clients sexual assault and domestic violence history

Module 4 – Challenging behaviours (Borderline personality disorder (BPD) specific)
1. Define the term ‘splitting behaviour’
2. Reflect and be self-aware of your personal bias, attributes and attitudes when caring and managing a client with BPD
3. Identify triggers and utilise de-escalation skills when caring for a client with BPD
4. Identify and utilise a range of therapeutic modalities/interventions that would be appropriate when nursing and managing a client with BPD
5. Work as an effective member of a team to reduce the potential impact of manipulation and splitting behaviours when caring for a client with BPD
Module 5 – Clinical supervision and reflective practice
1. Define the term Clinical Supervision and Reflective Practice
2. Identify the importance of reflective practice and emotional self-care when working in the Mental Health Nursing context
3. Identify the positive effects of clinical supervision and reflective practices in the continuing professional and personal development of an RN
4. Identify and apply the stages of the Gibbs reflective model (1988) to enhance personal and professional development
5. Define the term burnout and identify and utilize strategies to reduce the accumulative effect of stress upon the RN




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