NURS20150 - Contextual Foundations of Mental Health Practice
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit challenges you to explore the historical, social and political contexts that has shaped and continues to influence mental health practice and the theories that help to understand mental health practice. You will be required to reflect on your values underpinning your role and engage in critical debate about issues confronting the mental health consumer. If you have successfully completed the unit NURS21166 you should not enrol in this unit.

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 7
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Distance

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Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 50%
2. Written Assessment 50%

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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Discuss the historical social and political context that shaped the development of mental health servies and practice.
  2. Analyse the commonalities and differences between the Australian and global contemporary practice contexts.
  3. Evaluate theories relevant to mental health care.
  4. Examine diverse mental health practice contexts and their evidence based interventions.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment    
2 - Written Assessment    

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1. Knowledge
2. Communication
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4. Research  
5. Self-management    
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility    
7. Leadership      

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Written Assessment

Prescribed Textbooks

Theories for Mental Health Nursing, A Guide for Practice
Author/s: Theo Stickley & Nicola Wright Year: 2014
Edition: Publisher: Sage Publishing
Country: Singapore
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorJulie Bradshaw (j.bradshaw@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Module 1 Mental health and mental health nursing history

Week 2 13-03-2017

Module 2

Social and political contexts of mental health services and mental health nursing

Week 3 20-03-2017

Module 2

Social and political contexts of mental health services and mental health nursing

Week 4 27-03-2017

Module 2

Social and political contexts of mental health services and mental health nursing

Week 5 03-04-2017

Module 3

Theories relevant to practice

Vacation Week 10-04-2017

Module 3

Theories relevant to practice

Week 6 17-04-2017

Module 4

ADPIE

Week 7 24-04-2017

Module 5

Impact of own values on practice

Written Assessment 1 Due Monday (24 Apr 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 8 01-05-2017

Module 5

Impact of own values on practice

Week 9 08-05-2017

Module 6

Challenges to practice

Week 10 15-05-2017

Module 6

Challenges to practice

Week 11 22-05-2017

Module 7

Transforming practice

Week 12 29-05-2017

Module 7

Transforming practice

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Written Assessment 2 Due Monday (05 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment 1
Task Description

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Assessment title: Historical analysis

Word length: 2500 words


Choose an area of interest related to mental health/mental health nursing history. Discuss this area of history and analyse how it has informed a current area of mental health/mental health nursing practice.

HINTS

This is a very broad topic and it is important to narrow your focus. You may wish to choose a historical period or a historical topic. Or alternatively, you may wish to choose a topic within a particular historical period. The following are examples of what you may wish to choose. I have included a brief description of the significance of the period.


You may wish to choose a historical period. The following may be of interest to you:

· - Medieval times where often the community and/or the church cared for mentally unwell people.

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· -The 18th century, which saw a paradigm shift to humanitarian concerns about those with mental illness resulting in the introduction of lunacy legislation, the widespread building of asylums, and the beginning of moral care.

· - The 19th century, which saw large numbers of people housed in asylums.

· - The beginning of the 20th century, which signified the introduction of psychoanalytical treatment and large numbers of men suffering from shell shock.

· - The 1950s and 1960s where antipsychotic medications were introduced and allowed long-term patients to be discharged to the community. This somewhat prompted and validated the deinstitutionalisation movement.

· - The 1970s, the era that saw the consumer movement gaining momentum.

Alternatively, you may wish to choose a particular topic and discuss its history. You may wish to discuss this broadly, for example, the history of antipsychotic medication. Or you may wish to discuss this within a particular time period, for example you may wish to just look at mental health nursing practices in the 1970s. Topics of interest may be any of the following:

· - pharmacological interventions;

· - biological treatments;

· - mental health legislation;

· - gender and mental health;

· - mental health nosology;

· - the growth of the consumer movement; or

· - mental health nursing practices.

In analysing how this historical period or historical topic has informed current mental health/mental health nursing practice, please don’t just describe. Analysis means examining positive and negative influences, ‘pulling apart’ different aspects of practice and history and coming to a logical conclusion. Also, please don’t assume that all history is ‘bad’ and that all current practice is ‘good’.

Assessment Due Date Week 7 Monday (24-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 9 Monday (08-May-2017)
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment Criteria - Assessment 1 Historical analysis

High Distinction 85-100% Distinction 75-84% Credit 65-74% Pass 50-64% Fail Below 50%
Structure 20%
Introduction 5%
Highly appropriate and relevant to content. Provides very clear sense of what follows. Appropriate and relevant to content. Provides clear sense of what follows. Largely appropriate and relevant to content. Provides sense of what follows. Somewhat appropriate and relevant to content. Provides some sense of what follows. Not evident and/or not appropriate.
Conclusion 5%
Provides very strong sense of closure and highly appropriate. Provides sound sense of closure and appropriate. Provides a sense of closure and largely appropriate. Somewhat provides a sense of closure and somewhat appropriate. No recognisable conclusion or conclusion is inappropriate.
Presentation 5%
Very well presented. No spelling or grammatical errors. Well proof read. Written in a clear and cohesive style. Very well presented. Minimal spelling and grammatical errors. Well proof read. Written in a clear and easy to ready style. Well presented. Some spelling and grammatical errors. Written in an easy to ready style. There may be one or more areas where there was evidence of lack attention to presentation. Many presentation errors.
Referencing 5%
Consistently integrates appropriate references to support and reflect all ideas, factual information and quotations. Generally integrates appropriate references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations, with 1 or 2 exceptions. Partly integrates appropriate references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations, with 3 or 4 exceptions. Occasionally integrates appropriate references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations, with 5 or 6 exceptions. Fails to or infrequent attempts (>7 errors) to integrate appropriate references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations.
Accurate APA referencing. No errors. Accurate APA referencing. One error. Accurate APA referencing. Two errors. Accurate APA referencing. Three errors. More than three errors.
Analysis 80%
Presentation of situation 20%
Historical period/topic explained very clearly. Historical period/topic explained clearly. Historical period/topic explained somewhat clearly. Historical period/topic explained. Explanation may not be clear at times Historical period/topic explanation is unclear.
Analysis 40%
High level of analysis reflected in a clear and cohesive argument. High level of analysis reflected in a largely clear and cohesive argument. Analysis reflected in a somewhat clear and cohesive argument. Some analysis apparent. Argument may be a little disjointed. Minimal analysis or lack of analysis.
Relevance to current practice 20%
Relevance to current practice is argued convincingly and persuasively. Relevance to current practice is largely argued convincingly and persuasively. Relevance to current practice argument is somewhat convincing and persuasive. Relevance to current practice argument is a little disjointed and at times convincing and persuasive. Relevance to current practice argument is not clearly explained and/or argument very disjointed.

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Discuss the historical social and political context that shaped the development of mental health servies and practice.

2. Analyse the commonalities and differences between the Australian and global contemporary practice contexts.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment 2
Task Description

Assessment title: Mental health nursing context and theory

Word length: 2500 words

Choose a theory relevant to mental health nursing. Explain this theory and its relevance to mental health nursing and provide an example of the use of this theory to understand a particular type of mental health nursing context.

HINT

You may choose any of the theories that you have been introduced to in this unit or any other theory that you perceive as relevant.

The particular type of mental health nursing practice context chosen may be one that you are familiar with or one that you wish to understand further. It may include any of the following:

· Mental health nursing in the acute setting

· Mental health nursing in the community setting

· Child and adolescent mental health nursing

· Forensic mental health nursing

· Liaison mental health nursing

Please feel free to choose another type of mental health nursing if preferred.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Monday (05-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment Criteria - Assessment 2 Theory and mental health nursing

High Distinction 85-100% Distinction 75-84% Credit 65-74% Pass 50-64% Fail Below 50%
Structure 20%
Introduction 5%
Highly appropriate and relevant to content. Provides very clear sense of what follows. Appropriate and relevant to content. Provides clear sense of what follows. Largely appropriate and relevant to content. Provides sense of what follows. Somewhat appropriate and relevant to content. Provides some sense of what follows. Not evident and/or not appropriate.
Conclusion 5%
Provides very strong sense of closure and highly appropriate. Provides sound sense of closure and appropriate. Provides a sense of closure and largely appropriate. Somewhat provides a sense of closure and somewhat appropriate. No recognisable conclusion or conclusion is inappropriate.
Presentation 5%
Very well presented. No spelling or grammatical errors. Well proof read. Written in a clear and cohesive style. Very well presented. Minimal spelling and grammatical errors. Well proof read. Written in a clear and easy to ready style. Well presented. Some spelling and grammatical errors. Written in an easy to ready style. There may be one or more areas where there was evidence of lack attention to presentation. Many presentation errors.
Referencing 5%
Consistently integrates appropriate references to support and reflect all ideas, factual information and quotations. Generally integrates appropriate references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations, with 1 or 2 exceptions. Partly integrates appropriate references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations, with 3 or 4 exceptions. Occasionally integrates appropriate references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations, with 5 or 6 exceptions. Fails to or infrequent attempts (>7 errors) to integrate appropriate references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations.
Accurate APA referencing. No errors. Accurate APA referencing. One error. Accurate APA referencing. Two errors. Accurate APA referencing. Three errors. More than three errors.
Analysis 80%
Presentation of theory 20%
Theory explained very clearly. Theory explained clearly. Theory explained somewhat clearly. Theory explained. Explanation may not be clear at times Theory explanation is unclear.
Analysis 30%
High level of analysis reflected in application of theory to explain type of mental health nursing context. Argument is clear and cohesive. High level of analysis reflected in in application of theory to explain particular type of mental health nursing context. Argument is largely clear and cohesive. Some analysis reflected in application of theory to explain particular type of mental health nursing context. Argument is somewhat clear and cohesive. Some analysis apparent in application of theory to explain particular type of mental health nursing context. Argument may be a little disjointed. Minimal analysis or lack of analysis in application of theory to explain particular type of mental health nursing context.
Relevance of theory to mental health nursing 30%
High level of analysis reflected in argument to explain relevance of theory to mental health nursing. Argument is convincing and persuasive. High level of analysis reflected in argument to explain relevance of theory to mental health nursing. Argument is largely convincing and persuasive. Some analysis reflected in argument to explain relevance of theory to mental health nursing. Argument is somewhat convincing and persuasive. Some analysis reflected in argument to explain relevance of theory to mental health nursing. Argument may be a little disjointed. Relevance of theory to mental health nursing argument is not clearly explained and/or argument very disjointed.

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

3. Evaluate theories relevant to mental health care.

4. Examine diverse mental health practice contexts and their evidence based interventions.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership




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