NURSPRAC 718 : Contemporary Mental Health and Addictions Nursing Practice

Medical and Health Sciences

2022 Semester Two (1225) (30 POINTS)

Course Prescription

Explores contemporary mental health and addictions nursing practice from both socio-political and practice-skills perspectives. Focuses on developing awareness of the unique mental health and addictions context of Aotearoa/New Zealand and the cultural and values based practices and policies which have emerged. Builds on foundational therapeutic and interpersonal skills and develops knowledge and skills in contemporary, evidence-based mental health and addictions nursing interventions.

Course Overview

This course aims to prepare nurses who are new to the specialty of mental health nursing for clinical practice in a variety of settings.

Course Requirements

Restriction: NURSING 786

Course Contacts

COURSE DIRECTOR
Helen Butler (AUCKLAND) Email: h.butler@auckland.ac.nz
     Phone: 021 864258

COURSE CO‐ORDINATORS
Emily O'Connor (AUCKLAND) Email: emily.occonnor@auckland.ac.nz
   Phone: 021682217

Sarah Haldane   (MIDLAND) Email: sarah.haldane@auckland.ac.nz
     Phone: 021 026 19203

Deborah Cracknell (OTAGO) Email: deborah.cracknell@southerndhb.govt.nz
     Phone: 027 603 0541

COURSE ADMINISTRATOR
Betty Lin   Email: betty.lin@auckland.ac.nz> 
    Phone: 09 3737599

Capabilities Developed in this Course

Capability 1: Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice
Capability 2: Critical Thinking
Capability 3: Solution Seeking
Capability 4: Communication and Engagement
Capability 5: Independence and Integrity
Capability 6: Social and Environmental Responsibilities
Graduate Profile: Master of Nursing

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse paradigmatic tensions and the changing political and social context of practice (Capability 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3)
  2. Critically evaluate Wellbeing and Recovery approaches to mental health and addiction practice, (Capability 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3)
  3. Demonstrate effective engagement with service users living with the effects of interpersonal abuse and trauma. (Capability 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.3 and 6.1)
  4. Analyse human rights, the legal context of mental health nursing practice and the promotion of least coercive practice. (Capability 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3)
  5. Demonstrate effective engagement and partnership with service users with co-existing problems and the development of motivational interviewing skills for initiating and supporting behaviour change. (Capability 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 4.1, 5.3 and 6.2)
  6. Analyse and apply the seven 'Let's get real' skills and the six 'Let's get real' values (Te Pou, 2018). (Capability 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3)

Assessments

Assessment Type Percentage Classification
Essay 35% Individual Coursework
Essay 35% Individual Coursework
Presentation 30% Group Coursework
Assessment Type Learning Outcome Addressed
1 2 3 4 5 6
Essay
Essay
Presentation

Workload Expectations

This course is a standard 30 point course and students are expected to spend 15-20 hours per week involved in each 30 point course that they are enrolled in.

For this course, you can expect 40 hours of lectures, 160 hours of reading and thinking about the content and 100 hours of work on assignments.

Delivery Mode

Campus Experience

Attendance is required at scheduled classes.

The class days are scheduled as four two-day blocks.

Lectures will be available as recordings. Other learning activities and resources will be available on Canvas.

Learning Resources

Course materials are made available in a learning and collaboration tool called Canvas which also includes reading lists and lecture recordings (where available).

Please remember that the recording of any class on a personal device requires the permission of the instructor.

Student Feedback

At the end of every semester students will be invited to give feedback on the course and teaching through a tool called SET or Qualtrics. The lecturers and course co-ordinators will consider all feedback and respond with summaries and actions.

Your feedback helps teachers to improve the course and its delivery for future students.

Class Representatives in each class can take feedback to the department and faculty staff-student consultative committees.

Academic Integrity

The University of Auckland will not tolerate cheating, or assisting others to cheat, and views cheating in coursework as a serious academic offence. The work that a student submits for grading must be the student's own work, reflecting their learning. Where work from other sources is used, it must be properly acknowledged and referenced. This requirement also applies to sources on the internet. A student's assessed work may be reviewed against online source material using computerised detection mechanisms.

Class Representatives

Class representatives are students tasked with representing student issues to departments, faculties, and the wider university. If you have a complaint about this course, please contact your class rep who will know how to raise it in the right channels. See your departmental noticeboard for contact details for your class reps.

Inclusive Learning

All students are asked to discuss any impairment related requirements privately, face to face and/or in written form with the course coordinator, lecturer or tutor.

Student Disability Services also provides support for students with a wide range of impairments, both visible and invisible, to succeed and excel at the University. For more information and contact details, please visit the Student Disability Services’ website http://disability.auckland.ac.nz

Special Circumstances

If your ability to complete assessed coursework is affected by illness or other personal circumstances outside of your control, contact a member of teaching staff as soon as possible before the assessment is due.

If your personal circumstances significantly affect your performance, or preparation, for an exam or eligible written test, refer to the University’s aegrotat or compassionate consideration page https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/academic-information/exams-and-final-results/during-exams/aegrotat-and-compassionate-consideration.html.

This should be done as soon as possible and no later than seven days after the affected test or exam date.

Learning Continuity

In the event of an unexpected disruption, we undertake to maintain the continuity and standard of teaching and learning in all your courses throughout the year. If there are unexpected disruptions the University has contingency plans to ensure that access to your course continues and course assessment continues to meet the principles of the University’s assessment policy. Some adjustments may need to be made in emergencies. You will be kept fully informed by your course co-ordinator/director, and if disruption occurs you should refer to the university website for information about how to proceed.

The delivery mode may change depending on COVID restrictions. Any changes will be communicated through Canvas.

Student Charter and Responsibilities

The Student Charter assumes and acknowledges that students are active participants in the learning process and that they have responsibilities to the institution and the international community of scholars. The University expects that students will act at all times in a way that demonstrates respect for the rights of other students and staff so that the learning environment is both safe and productive. For further information visit Student Charter https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/forms-policies-and-guidelines/student-policies-and-guidelines/student-charter.html.

Disclaimer

Elements of this outline may be subject to change. The latest information about the course will be available for enrolled students in Canvas.

In this course students may be asked to submit coursework assessments digitally. The University reserves the right to conduct scheduled tests and examinations for this course online or through the use of computers or other electronic devices. Where tests or examinations are conducted online remote invigilation arrangements may be used. In exceptional circumstances changes to elements of this course may be necessary at short notice. Students enrolled in this course will be informed of any such changes and the reasons for them, as soon as possible, through Canvas.