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Catherine McAuley

School of Nursing & Midwifery

University College Cork

In collaboration with

Health Service Providers


MASTERS/POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN NURSING

Acute and Enduring Mental Health Problems

(Mental Health Nursing)


COURSE BOOKLET


2012 - 2013


Catherine McAuley School of Nursing & Midwifery

Brookfield Health Sciences Complex

University College Cork

Tel: 021- 4901560/1555 (Administration Office)

Tel: 021-4901551 Dr Harry Gijbels, Course Co-ordinator

Fax: (021) 4901493

Contents Page



COURSE PHILOSOPHY: 3

The philosophy underpinning the programme is informed by current debates and competing discourses around mental health nursing and mental health care (e.g. Department of Health 2006, Edwards 2005, Tilley 2005, Department of Health 2004). Core concepts include the recovery approach, person centred care and values-based practice (Mental Health Commission 2008; Barker 1999, Fulford and Woodbridge 2007). The concept and principles of recovery, a key policy review of mental health services in Ireland, have been outlined in the government policy report: the Vision for Change (Department of Health and Children, 2006). This report set out the concept of recovery as an integral element of the vision statement for Irish mental health services. It represents not only a strategic view of the future, but sets out a programme for reform of existing services under ten categories and within an overall framework for implementation across five dimensions. The vision statement is underpinned by active engagement with the people making use of such services through consultation, participation and partnership at every stage. The Mental Health Commission (Mental Health Commission (MHC), 2008), too, has endorsed a recovery-focussed approach to Irish mental health services, requiring those involved in the delivery of professional education to embed core values of person-centredness, service user expertise, participation and recovery into curricula at intentional, process and outcomes levels in ways that are demonstrably different to mental illness models. This programme also endeavours to respond to the MHC’s (2008) recommendation to a radical overhaul of professional educational programmes to enable staff to be challenged to critique biomedical orientations of chronicity, professional pessimism and illness. This will be achieved by focusing strongly on recovery principles, personal narratives and lived experience among people who have encountered mental health services. 3

^ LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 4

At the end of the programme the student will be able to: 4

The curriculum has been designed around the concept and principles of recovery, a key policy review of mental health services in Ireland, have been outlined in recent government policy reports (Department of Health and Children, 2006; Mental Health Commission (MHC), 2008). These policies advocate embedding core values of person-centredness, service user expertise, participation and recovery into curricula at intentional, process and outcomes levels in ways that are demonstrably different to mental illness models. In addition, the curriculum also focuses strongly on people’s personal narratives and lived experience (experts by experience) among people who have encountered mental health services. A recovery approach then emphasises the expectation of recovery from mental ill health and advocates both enhanced self-management for service users and the development of services which facilitate the person’s journey towards recovery. The curriculum also takes cognisance of the core concepts of the clinical nurse specialist as described by the National Council (2007). The curriculum encompasses the development of theoretical and practical knowledge simultaneously within a process of continuous assessment of theory and practice both by the individual student and his/her practice facilitator, clinical facilitator and lecturers. This ongoing assessment enables progression through the course and facilitates the student’s personal and professional development. 5

Programme Structure 5

Evaluation 5

Entry Requirements 5

Course Personnel 5

Course Duration 5

Venue 6

Educational Facilities 6

Clinical Placements 6

Assessments 6

Clinton, Ml and Nelson S (1999) Advanced practice in mental health nursing Oxford: Malden, MA : Blackwell Science 14

Assessment Grid: MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing: Mental Health Nursing 25




^ MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing: Acute and Enduring Mental health Problems


(Mental Health Nursing)


Academic Level 9 (NQAI, National Framework of Qualifications


Programme Co-ordinator: Dr Harry Gijbels


The MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing – Acute and Enduring Mental Health Problems (Mental Health Nursing) runs full-time for a period of one year from the date of registration for the programme. On successful completion of the programme each student will be awarded with a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing – Acute and Enduring Mental Health Problems (Mental Health Nursing), worth 60 credits at Level 9 major award on the National Framework of Qualifications (National Qualifications Agency Ireland, 2003/5). Graduates of the PGDip programme can transfer directly to Year 2 of the Clinical Practice pathway of the MSc Nursing Studies programme, subject to meeting the entry requirements (i.e. above 65% aggregrate mark and/or 65% mark in the research module).The following is an outline of the structure and content of the programme.


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COURSE PHILOSOPHY:

The philosophy underpinning the programme is informed by current debates and competing discourses around mental health nursing and mental health care (e.g. Department of Health 2006, Edwards 2005, Tilley 2005, Department of Health 2004). Core concepts include the recovery approach, person centred care and values-based practice (Mental Health Commission 2008; Barker 1999, Fulford and Woodbridge 2007). The concept and principles of recovery, a key policy review of mental health services in Ireland, have been outlined in the government policy report: the Vision for Change (Department of Health and Children, 2006). This report set out the concept of recovery as an integral element of the vision statement for Irish mental health services. It represents not only a strategic view of the future, but sets out a programme for reform of existing services under ten categories and within an overall framework for implementation across five dimensions. The vision statement is underpinned by active engagement with the people making use of such services through consultation, participation and partnership at every stage. The Mental Health Commission (Mental Health Commission (MHC), 2008), too, has endorsed a recovery-focussed approach to Irish mental health services, requiring those involved in the delivery of professional education to embed core values of person-centredness, service user expertise, participation and recovery into curricula at intentional, process and outcomes levels in ways that are demonstrably different to mental illness models. This programme also endeavours to respond to the MHC’s (2008) recommendation to a radical overhaul of professional educational programmes to enable staff to be challenged to critique biomedical orientations of chronicity, professional pessimism and illness. This will be achieved by focusing strongly on recovery principles, personal narratives and lived experience among people who have encountered mental health services.



^ PROGRAMME AIMS:

The programme aims to challenge psychiatric nurses to think critically and creatively about their work with people experiencing mental health distress .Building on the students’ existing knowledge and competencies, the programme aims to enable the student to:

1 Understand and critically evaluate the theories, concepts, and principles underpinning specialist mental health nursing practice in order to actively contribute to the development of person-centred and recovery oriented services through critical reflection, innovation and leadership.


2 Critically appraise, evaluate, and apply current research and best practice evidence when working with people experiencing acute or enduring mental health problems.


3 Identify and critically evaluate ethical issues and work with service users, carers and others towards their resolution.


4 Challenge and question values, beliefs and policies underpinning mental health care at individual, team and organizational level.

5 Critically appraise and apply assessment strategies, which are appropriate and sensitive to the service user, situation, setting, and context whilst applying the principles and practice of therapeutic engagement with service users and their carers.


6 Demonstrate effective, advanced knowledge and skills in the use of a range of psychosocial interventions and evaluate their effectiveness, in partnership with service users, carers and other health care professionals.


7 Develop knowledge of and skills in implementing and managing change, leadership, research, audit, and inter-agency working, so the mental health nurse in order to initiate nursing-related practice developments, which will lead to the provision of high quality care for people experiencing acute or enduring mental health problems.


8 Develop specialist clinical competence and practice, using a recovery approach, to ensure that the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of person-centred care is based on best practice and evidence and supported through clinical supervision and practice development.


9 Act as a means of professional support, educator and role model for the facilitation of life long learning to ensure ongoing professional development in self and others




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