1. An extensive overview of the community mental health system.
2. The evolution of the community mental health system.
3. Community mental health system, including the role of stakeholders in the community mental health system.
4. Legislation that directly impacts the care of individuals with serious and persistent mental health issues.
5. The interface between the criminal justice system and mental health.
6. Interventions and programs to address the health of individuals living in the community with persistent mental illness are examined.
7. The impact of poverty and housing to mental health.
8. The risk factors, incidence, and treatment of selected communicable infections (i.e. HIV/AIDS & TB).
9. Health promotion in the context of the health of populations.
10. The Community as Partner model.
11. The health of vulnerable or marginalized populations.
Students will acquire knowledge and skill and learn to apply concepts through a variety of means of instruction and activities, including: lecture, demonstration, audio-visual aids, case studies, debate forums, critical thinking exercises and teamwork.
The course evaluation is consistent with Douglas College evaluation policy. An evaluation schedule is presented at the beginning of the course.
This is a graded course.
Course Learning Outcomes
Overview of Community Mental Health (CMH)
- Explore and apply explanatory models in community mental health
- Trauma Informed Practice
- Stress/Vulnerability Model
- Describe a continuum of CMH services
- Describe the role and impact of community case management on the health of individuals with serious and persistent mental illness
- Explore the impact of inter professional collaboration on CMH nursing practice
- Apply applicable legalization to CMH nursing practice, including mental health act, and consent, capability, & confidentiality
- Consider Professional Standards for Psychiatric Nursing , Ethics, and Best practices in the context of CMH nursing practice
Application of the Nursing Process to CMH practice
Describe the assessment process in CMH
- Describe secondary/tertiary prevention in CMH, such as
- Describe pharmacological intervention
- Explore Recovery/relapse prevention
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for variances in mood and thinking
- Use the nursing process to examine micro and macro strategies to address housing, hoarding, and homelessness
- Use the nursing process to describe care (individual and population) for communicable infections:
Population Health and Health Promotion in a Nursing Context
- Describe population health and health promotion
- Explore the determinants of health in the context of CMH
- Apply the Community as Partner Model to population health
- Explore the needs of vulnerable populations including Aboriginal health in a population health framework
- Discuss issues such as cultural safety, social justice and advocacy in psychiatric nursing and population health
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:
A list of required and optional textbooks and materials is provided for students at the beginning of each semester.
Students in the BSPN program are required to maintain a passing grade of 65% (C+) in all courses in order to progress in the program.
No equivalent courses.
This course is not required for any other course.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
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