HNN762 - Person-Centred Approaches to Engagement in Mental Health Nursing


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in H568, H569, H575, H579, H645, H665, H666, H667, H668, H669, H672, H675, H679, H771, H777, H779


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 x 1 hour online seminars


This unit is designed to advance nurses understanding of therapeutic interventions that seek to promote consumer engagement in the therapeutic process, and their recovery. This unit focuses on the concepts of ‘working with’ rather than ‘working on’ people living with mental illness where symptom amelioration is no longer the only aim of mental health treatment. Contemporary mental health support acknowledges that a consumers recovery journey is a non-linear, highly individualised, and personal process. Contemporary understandings are that for most people living with mental illness, trauma has played a role in their mental health challenges, and being cognizant of this requires a unique and collaborative approach to care. Therefore, in this unit students will explore contemporary approaches such as trauma-informed care, principles of recovery-oriented nursing practice and the role of peers in supporting consumers with mental health challenges, that recognise diversity. Students will critically explore the application of these concepts in the mental health setting, with particular emphasis on their role in facilitating consumer recovery. This unit will also explore how mental health nurses can support carers and families and recognises the significant role that they play in recovery.

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