This second level unit builds upon concepts and frameworks for nursing practice from first year to enable the student to apply their knowledge in a mental health context. Students acquire the essential knowledge and skills required to recognise, respond and document evidence-based care to persons experiencing mental health problems they are likely to encounter in various clinical settings. Concepts such as mental health wellness, promotion of mental health, risk assessment, symptom identification, evidence-based and legally and ethically justifiable interventions for mood, anxiety, and psychotic illnesses are introduced. The interpersonal context of nursing practice in culturally and linguistically diverse settings across the lifespan is a key focus.
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