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Mental Health Nursing in Context - NURS5064

Year - 2020

Understandings of mental health and wellbeing and the contexts in which health care practices occur, are variously informed and shaped by sociocultural, political and economic factors and diverse research evidence. Competing healthcare agendas and powerful paradigms have important implications for mental health nursing practice. This unit will assist students to extend their knowledge and envisage possibilities for their nursing practice, by critically examining and discussing the evidence and external factors that influence contemporary models of mental health care. Students will be challenged to evaluate the prominence and impacts of biomedical models, to explore more participatory frameworks for practice, and to consider humanistic ways of working with individuals and their networks that are recovery-oriented and resource promoting.

four intensive, on-campus study days

Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2 Early

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Nursing and Midwifery
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Mallet St
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