Understanding and caring for people with mental health conditions

May 9, 2024 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)
May 9, 2024 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Location: NSWNMA, 50 O'Dea Avenue Waterloo 2017
CPD Hours: 6
Cost: Members $95, Non-members $190, lunch and refreshments provided

This course is designed for nurses and midwives who may not work directly in mental health however, want to gain a deeper understanding of the philosophy and theory underpinning psychiatric care and to enhance their ability to deliver more effective and personalised interventions.

The primary objective is to be able to provide evidence-based, person-centred care that contributes to the overall well-being and recovery journey of individuals facing mental health challenges.

Upon completion of this course, clinicians will be able to achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Understand contemporary mental health nursing philosophy, including Recovery-Oriented Principles and Trauma-Informed Care.
  • Identify various mental illnesses and their presentations, signs, and symptoms, including Personality Disorders and Dual Diagnosis.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive and holistic approach to the initial assessment and management of a person with mental illness, including psychosocial assessment, history-taking, therapeutic engagement, Mental State Examination, Mental Health Act, and the implications for nursing care. This includes the concept of risk, risk assessment and management, as well as psychological and pharmacological management strategies.
  • Focusing on/learning/understanding the essential elements for recognising and responding to deterioration in a person’s mental state.
  • Demonstrate cultural competence and recognise culturally specific approaches to care by incorporating cultural beliefs and cultural safety into aspects of practice.
  • Adopt approaches to collaborative care delivery by partnering with lived and living experiences (consumers, peer workers, family/carers, and other supporters).
  • Practice self-care.

This course will be presented by a credentialled mental health nurse with extensive experience in both the clinical and academic mental health field.

Please read the NSWNMA Education Cancellation, Refund and Catering Policy prior to registering for this course.

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

A CPD Certificate will be provided to attendees at the end of the seminar.

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