Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject is not offered in 2016.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours |
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In addition to the subject contact hours, students are expected to devote approximately 6 hours a week to this subject.
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It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's courses. Students who think their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Course Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.
Melbourne School of Health Sciences (Nursing)
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This subject provides theoretical foundations for best practice in community-based mental health nursing. The focus of the subject is on role and function of the psychiatric nurse in the delivery of recovery focused care and treatment in a range of community settings. The subject emphasises the development of knowledge and skills required to organise and implement care of the seriously mentally ill across the lifespan, and introduces students to a variety of community resources and services necessary for the provision of immediate crisis, short term and ongoing care of the seriously mentally ill. A focus on recovery oriented care planning, relapse prevention, case management, and psychosocial rehabilitation underpins the core content of the subject. Students will critically examine concepts and principles of psychosocial rehabilitation and various models of community-based mental health care, including partnerships with primary health. The subject emphasises recovery focused approaches to mental health care, where the consumer is at the centre of all aspects of treatment planning and implementation.
Students will be expected to be able to demonstrate their proficiency in specialty nursing practice through:
Written assignment of 3000 words mid semester (70%) - Due week 6
Community portfolio equivalent to 1500 words (30%) - Due end of semester
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Gamble, C., & Brennan, G. (2000). Working with serious mental illness: A manual for clinical practice. Edinburgh: Elsevier.
Brooker, C., & Repper, J. (1999). Serious mental health problems in the community: Policy,Practice and Research. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.
Carson, V. (2000). Mental Health Nursing: The nurse-patient journey (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders
Consumer Focus Collaboration. (2001). The Evidence: Suppporting consumer partcipation in health. Canberra: Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care.
Human Services. (1996). Victoria's Mental Health Service Resources for Case Managers: Needs for service assessment and review A collaborative approach. Melbourne: Department of Human Services.
Powell, S. (2000). Nursing Case Management: A practical guide to success in managed care, Philadelphia: Lippincott
Repper, J. & Perkins. (2003). Social inclusion and recovery: A model for mental health practice. Edinburgh: Elsevier.
Rogers, A. & Pilgrim, D. (2006). A sociology of mental health and illness. (3rd ed.). New York:Open University Press.
Townsend, M.C. (2006). Psychiatric mental health nursing: Concepts of care in evidence-based practice. Philadelphia: Davis.
Varcarolis, E.M. (2006). Manual of psychiatric nursing care plans. New York.Elsevier.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of the subject students should have developed the following generic skills of the Melbourne graduate and postgraduate coursework student:
|Links to further information:||http://www.nursing.unimelb.edu.au|
Graduate Certificate in Primary Care Nursing |
Graduate Diploma in Nursing Practice (Mental Health)
Graduate Diploma in Primary Care Nursing
Master of Advanced Nursing
Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (Mental Health)
Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (Neonatal Intensive Care)
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