Managing and Evaluating Complex Care in Mental Health
Run by School of Medical and Health Sciences
20.000 Credits or 10.000 ECTS Credits
Overall aims and purpose
This module engages the student in a critical exploration of supporting people with complex needs across the lifespan and range of settings. The module allows students to develop critical approaches to promoting and maintaining humanised care in mental health services. The students will critically evaluate practice and policy preparing them for their roles in mental health nursing. The module will evaluate evidence and practice that promotes a safe, effective and compassionate mental health nurse. The module will demand students have a critical understanding of the contested nature of mental health and the organisation of services and support offered.
Conflict and containment in acute settings Managing risk and positive risk taking Suicidality Safeguarding protecting vulnerable groups Therapy and counselling approaches with complexity Evaluating care Mental health team working Ethical practice and mental health Multi-professional contributions in mental health Using quality frameworks to improve services in mental health Maintaining clinical supervision in practice Using the Mental Health Act in practice Preparing for practice Medication management and EPSE Supervision of others Leading teams and care processes Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences
A- to A* Grade: 70>To achieve an ‘excellent pass’ on the module, students will be required to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and critical evaluation of the underlying principles of reflective practice and the professional, legal and ethical requirements of clinical practice
C- to C+
C- to C+ Grade: 50-59% To achieve a ‘pass’ on the module, students will be required to demonstrate good understanding and some critical evaluation of the underlying principles of reflective practice and the professional, legal and ethical requirements of clinical practice.
B- to B+ Grade: 60-69% To achieve a ‘good pass’ the student will be required to demonstrate sound knowledge and critical evaluation of the underlying principles of reflective practice and the professional, legal and ethical requirements of clinical practice.
Critically evaluate complexity in the context of mental health nursing.
Critically evaluate multi-agency working when supporting and safeguarding people and their families across the life span.
Critically review the ethical rights and positive risk management for people, their families and communities when accessing mental health care system with complex and challenging need.
Critically analyse care and support for people with multiple and or complex need and the roles of mental health nursing.
Critically evaluate and utilise theories of service management and evaluating standards in mental health across the lifespan.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
10 x 3 hour lecturers for 10 weeks
Assessment workshops / supervision 1x 2 hour assignment workshop
Directed study / reading
Seminar group activities 5x2 hours for group activity alternate weeks
Supervision tutorials 3x1 hour sessions over Semester 2
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sentistevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Caring - Showing concern for others; caring for children, people with disabilities and/or the elderly
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
- Leadership - Able to lead and manage, develop action plans and objectives, offer guidance and direction to others, and cope with the related pressures such authority can result in
Subject specific skills
Develop skills of critical evaluation in relation to health research methods to facilitate critical enquiry and promote the provision of evidence-based practice and clinical decision-making in mental health services.
To develop critical thinking and decision-making skills to support management and leadership to enable the practitioner to manage self and others effectively whilst creating and maximising opportunities to improve service and self-development.
Demonstrate a critical approach to professional accountability and clinical governance processes to maintain and improve the quality and standards of healthcare and respond autonomously and confidently to planned and uncertain situations respecting the duty of candour.
Demonstrate safe, effective, compassionate and respectful communication and interpersonal skills utilising a wide range of strategies and intervention including the effective use of digital technologies.
Resource implications for students
1. Purchase of text books, pens and paper. 2. Photocopying and printing 3. Subscription to internet provider to access BU on-line catalogues and Blackboard from home residence.
Talis Reading listhttp://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/nhs-4521.html
Bentall, R., (2010) Doctoring the Mind: Why psychiatric treatments fail Penguin London
Campbell; S. Morley; D Catchpole, R., (2016) Critical issues in child and adolescent mental health Palgrave Macmillan London
Filer, N, (2019) The Heartland Finding and Losing Schizophrenia Faber and Faber, London
Gilbert, P., Choden (2013) Mindful Compassion Using the power of mindfulness and compassion to transform our lives Robinson London
Herbert Mwebe 2018 Psychopharmacology: A Mental Health Professional's Guide to Commonly Used Medications Critical Publishing St Albans
Kinderman, P, (2014) A Prescription for Psychiatry Palgrave Macmillan London
Kinderman, P, (2019) A Manifesto for Mental Health Why we need a revolution in mental health care Palgrae Macmillan London
Linsley P (2019) Evidence-based practice for nurses and healthcare professionals
Moncrieff, J (2020), A Straight Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Drugs PCSS Books Monmouth
Read, J., Dillon, J,. (2013) Models of Madness Psychological, social and biological approaches to psychosis Routledge London
Watson, J., (2019) Drop the Disorder Challenging the Culture of Psychiatric Diagnosis PCSS Books Monmouth