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92335 Introduction to Specialty Practice: Mental Health Nursing

6cp; lecture: 2hpw; tutorial: 2hpw; 80 clinical hours
Requisite(s): (92322 Medical Surgical Nursing AND 92014 Role Transition and Professional Identity) OR (92322 Medical Surgical Nursing AND 92014 Role Transition and Professional Identity) OR (92314 Assessment and Therapeutics in Health Care 2 AND 92323 Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing)
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Mental health has traditionally developed from a strong custodial model of care, dominated by a biomedical approach to treatment and management. Contemporary mental health nursing practice embraces a more holistic approach to care. This requires the nurse to examine and focus on a range of approaches and inter-professional models of care to ensure that consumers have the best chance in their recovery journeys. Contemporary mental health care must acknowledge the many forces that exist in society that impact on and shape the delivery of care. In this subject students have the opportunity to explore and examine a diverse variety of issues related to mental health with the opportunity to test the theoretical claims of this subject in a range of clinical settings.

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Spring session, City campus

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