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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Health & Social Care Short Name: NUR3110
Level: HE3 Module Co-ordinator: ACOTT K Mr (HSC)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability
Semester 2
Assessment Pattern
A 2,000 word case study of medication concordance work undertaken with one client.
The written work will reflect on the client’s understanding of their illness, and on the strength of the collaborative relationship and shared understanding the client and professional were able to form. It will examine the models of intervention used, and use evidence and theory as well as reflection on care to discuss the usefulness of the approach.
Module Overview
Participants must be employed in caring for people with serious mental illness and with the support of their employer to undertake this module and the associated supervision and clinical work.
Module Aims
To enable mental health workers to establish a collaboration with clients for their safety, well being and empowerment in using prescribed medication.
Learning Outcomes
Key skills: 

Reviewing illness history with a client 

Eliciting, and working collaboratively with, the client’s cognitive representation of the illness 

Use of assessment tools, approaches and methods of forming a shared understanding and enhancing the collaboration with a client. 

Helping client monitor side effect experience, and use the results in consultation with professionals. 

Motivational interviewing principles in working with ambivalence and exploring connections between outcomes experienced and medication. 

Empowering clients through information. Working collaboratively from clients’ present knowledge and beliefs and desire for information.
Module Content
• Research evidence regarding causes, effects and treatment of non compliance.
• Models of understanding compliance, including those relating to insight
• Outline of mental health pharmacology, including broad treatment recommendations.
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Three days teaching will be followed by five supervision groups, at 3 weekly intervals (though this might be varied if some participants are working in in-patient units where the work might be more intensive). Of the teaching days, day 1 will be largely devoted to the evidence base, models of understanding concordance, including differing ways of understanding insight, and intervention models which have evolved accordingly. This will be to help participants in any journey they may find necessary from a didactic to a negotiating stance with clients. Day 1 will also include a brief overview of the pharmacology of serious mental illness. The following two days will be devoted to skills introduction including role played practice of the key skills outlined.
Selected Texts/Journals
Last Updated
30TH JULY 2010