NMHS20210 Specialist Care Groups
Academic Year 2021/2022
Indicative Module Description:
The aim of this module is to prepare students for a range of diverse specialist practice placements including, mental healthcare needs of children/adolescents, older people, patients with forensic needs, substance misuse and eating disorders.
In addition the nursing care needs of patients with physical illness will be addressed. Attention will also focus upon physical illness (in the absence of a diagnosed mental illness) and the care and treatment of such illness without an existing mental health problem. This will help prepare students for placement in a general hospital setting.
Indicative Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Identify how the people within the groups identified above present and access specialist mental health services
Describe the services that exist in Ireland and abroad for these care groups
Discuss the most common disorders within each of the specialist care groups identified
Discuss the role of the psychiatric nurse in caring for patients within each of these specialist care groups
Demonstrate the skills required to assess and plan care for someone who is receiving specialist mental healthcare
Discuss the role of the nurse in caring for someone with a physical illness
Demonstrate the skills required to care for someone with a physical illness
Apply nursing skills related to interpersonal communication with individuals, groups and families in each of the groups identified
Indicative Module Content:
Common physical illnesses
Forensic Mental Health nursing
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nursing
Older adult nursing and psychiatry of later life
Dual diagnosis – Intellectual Disability and mental illness
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