Understanding the Nurse/Patient Partnership in Mental Health

Module code: NU3004

Forming a quality relationship between a nurse and patient in mental health can require great skill on a nurse’s part, as well as time. We will critically reflect upon the nurse and patient relationship and the factors that impact its effectiveness such as boundaries, confidentiality, therapeutic behaviours exhibited by the nurse and trust building.

We will analyse the key principles that underpin the nurse/patient relationship in relation to relevant models and theories, and will analyse how the skills, values and behaviours of the nurse can enhance the nurse/patient relationship.

This module will be taught through a series of lectures, workshops and seminars, and you will be assessed through an essay, reflecting on the nurse/patient partnership.

Assessment

  • Essay, 1,500 words (100%)