NMHS32710 Legis, Lead and Reg in MH
Academic Year 2021/2022
The purpose and role of the mental health nurse within the cultural, global healthcare and multidisciplinary team context will be explored. Nursing in the context of professional regulation and legislative frameworks is revisited. Advanced understanding of mental health nursing with regard to nursing within a legal and ethical framework (the scope of practice, the code of professional conduct, and the Nurses and Midwives Act 2011). Introduction to contemporary professional issues and debates in general nursing (advocacy, empowerment, and accountability and their importance in terms of professional and patient/client safety). Organisation of healthcare in an Irish context. The role of leadership and management is appraised in this context. The Mental Health Act 2001 and the role of the Mental Health Commission and the Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006 in the regulation of services will be explored.
On completion of this module students should be able to:
o Act as a member of the care team and work towards the development of competence in the following domains of competence.
o Professional/Ethical Practice
o Holistic Approaches to Care and Integration of Knowledge
o Interpersonal Relationships
o Organisation and Management of Care
o Personal and Professional Development
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