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92316 Complex Nursing Care: Mental Health

6cp; online, pre-class preparation: 1hpw, lecture: 1hpw, tutorial: 2hpw, 80 clinical hours
Requisite(s): 92323 Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing OR 92015 Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing (Graduate Entry) OR 92025 Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing (Enrolled Nurse Entry 1) OR 92322 Medical Surgical Nursing
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



In this subject students continue the exploration of approaches to nursing people with mental health challenges into different mental health care contexts, focusing more on diverse and complex care situations. The subject takes as its organiser two axes: an intervention focus and a focus on special populations for consumers and families on their recovery journey. The interventions that provide a focus in the subject are: a solid grounding in counselling skills cognitive behavioural interventions; group processes and group skills; therapeutic interactions with people who hear voices; working with people with a range of problems and disorders: sound techniques in aggression management; and an understanding of the place of mental health promotion strategies. The special populations of interest in this subject include: those with high prevalence disorders such as anxiety, depression, and stress; people experiencing alcohol and other drug use disorders and co-morbid mental illnesses; those with eating disorders; ethnically, culturally and linguistically diverse populations; age-specific populations; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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