Nursing care and mental health
 
Module: Nursing care
ECTS: 3
Contact hours – lectures: 50
Contact hours – seminar:  
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject: Branko Bregar, MSc, Senior Lecturer
Year of study: Third
Nursing care and mental health
Contact hours – lectures: 25
Contact hours – seminar:  
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject: Branko Bregar, MSc, Senior Lecturer
Education providers:
  • Branko Bregar, MSc, Senior Lecturer
Level of study: First Bologna cycle professional education study program
Semester: Winter
Language: Slovene/English
 
Subject-specific competences: The student:
  • becomes familiar with modern approaches in the treatment of patients with mental disorders;
  • learns about the elements of cognitive behavioural therapy and counselling methods for mental patients;
  • establishes therapeutic communication and relationship with mental patients, either independently or under mentor's supervision;
  • is able to apply, integrate, and expand the theoretical knowledge in mental health nursing independently;
  • becomes familiar with the basics of motivational interviewing;
  • follows the principles outlined in Slovene nurses' Code of Ethics;
  • develops a positive self-image and identity of a registered nurse and always acts for the benefit of patients;
  • is familiar with the programs for maintaining mental health;
  • is familiar with the legislation governing mental health issues;
  • acquires the skills and techniques required for therapeutic communication;
  • recognizes the needs of patients with mental disorders and conditions;
  • is familiar with the principles of comprehensive patient treatment;
  • learns about the individual and group methods for working with patients;
  • knows how to work with patient’s family members and key care givers;
  • becomes familiar with community mental health nursing.

Knowledge and understanding:
  • knowledge of preventive measures aimed at maintaining mental health;
  • awareness of specific needs of mental health patients;
  • knowledge of therapeutic communication and group work dynamics;
  • ability to participate in team work;
  • knowledge of integration methods and ways of destigmatizing mental health patients;
  • knowledge of the social network of mental health patients in connection with the broader environment.
Mandatory references:
  • Interno učno gradivo izočki predavanj, dodatna literatura po izboru predavateljev.
  • Kosina, L., ed, 1999. Iz zgodovine za prihodnost: razvoj psihiatrične zdravstvene nege v Sloveniji: 30 let strokovne sekcije. Ljubljana: Psihiatrična in nevrološka sekcija.
  • Callghan, P.& Waldock, H., 2006. Mental Health Nursing. Oxford University press.
  • Tschudin, V., 2004. Etika v zdravstveni negi. Razmerja skrbi. Ljubljana: Educy.
  • Varcarolis, E.M., 2005. Psychiatric Nursing clinical guide. Phialdelphia: WB Saunders company.
  • Peterka Novak, J. & Bregar, B., eds, 2015. Izobraževalne vsebine v zdravstveni negi na področju psihiatrije. Ljubljana: Univerzitetna psihiatrična klinika Ljubljana.
  • Pregelj, P., Kobentar, R., Kobal, M. & Šušteršič, O., eds., 2009. Zdravstvena nega in zdravljenje motenj v duševnem zdravju: učbenik. Ljubljana: Psihiatrična klinika Ljubljana.
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Study obligations:
  • 50% attendance at lectures
Assessment methods:
  • written examination (100%)