This unit provides students with the opportunity to deliver person-centred care within a professional practice environment to consolidate nursing care and management developed in HNB2002 Contemporary Nursing and Mental Health A; HNB2005 Contemporary Nursing and Mental Health B, and HNB2001 Contemporary Nursing A, in a mental health setting. Students will gain experience in the process of ensuring consumer and carer participation is at the centre of all care planning. Legislation, government policy and population health data that inform the care of people with mental health issues will be integrated as students are placed in various mental health settings in the current health system. The professional practice experience provides students with the opportunity to be competent as a novice practitioner in the assessments, planning approaches and evaluations utilised in the care of consumers and families where psychological distress, mental health issues and mental illness are present or suspected. Novice knowledge of pathophysiology, pharmacotherapeutics and common issues of psychotropic medications and quality use of medicines will be achieved.
Students are required to complete 160 hours of Professional Experience Placement (PEP).
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Required readings will be made available on VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):