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Knowledge for Nursing Practice 2: Mental Health and Addictions

To enable students to explore theoretical frameworks related to mental health and how the use of these can influence mental health or addiction nursing across the lifespan

Course Code BNKN601
Level 6
Credits 15


Articulate the aetiology, pathophysiology and presentation of major mental illnesses and addictions, and analyse their impact on individuals, their family and whānau, at different life stages.

Analyse the concept of recovery in mental health and addiction services.

Communicate nursing assessments and analyse interventions to assist people who are experiencing an altered mental health or addiction status.

Analyse the impact of mental illness on an individual, their family, whānau.

Apply relevant legislation and analyse ethical issues related to mental health.