Mental Health Emergency Care

Description

The Mental Health Emergency Care (MHEC) course provides an opportunity for participants to explore and reflect on key structural, policy and legal contexts of mental health emergency care, and key clinical, professional and interdisciplinary considerations in ensuring the safety, effectiveness and acceptability of contemporary mental health emergency care services. Participants will be able to build on their existing knowledge and skills in mental health care, with a focus on the provision of services for people experiencing acute mental health problems who may present to hospital emergency departments for mental health emergency care.

Availability

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the structural, policy and legal context of mental health emergency care and the way in which this enhances and constrains clinical practice

2. Apply mental health assessment and risk management principles and tools to promote and support the provision of safe, effective and appropriate mental health emergency care

3. Apply teamwork and collaborative practice in promoting and supporting safe, effective and appropriate mental health emergency care

4. Engage in reflective practice in the provision of mental health emergency care

5. Demonstrate an understanding of how consumer, carer and cultural perspectives need to inform and be integrated into the practice of mental health emergency care

6. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of a "recovery focus" in promoting optimal consumer outcomes in mental health emergency care

Content

  • Identify key structural, policy and legal issues guiding and underpinning the provision of contemporary mental health emergency care services
  • Mental health assessment and risk management principles and tools in clinical practice
  • Principles and application of teamwork and collaborative practice
  • Engaging in and applying reflective practice in service delivery
  • Consumer (patient/client), carer and cultural perspectives and how these influence and inform the provision of mental health emergency care
  • The role of a "recovery focus" in promoting optimal consumer (patient/client) outcomes

Assumed Knowledge

Undergraduate qualifications in medicine,nursing, psychology, social work or occupational therapy.

Assessment Items

Online Learning Activity: Introductory Blog

Online Learning Activity: Blogs

Quiz: Online Quizzes

Written Assignment: Written assignment

Contact Hours

Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term