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NST2106 Mental Health Problems and Disorders
Credit Points: 15

This unit focuses on developing the student's knowledge and skills in the nursing care of clients with mental illnesses in the institutional and community settings.

The focus is directed towards the exploration of  issues arising out of adaptive versus maladaptive responses that relate to client and family psychological, social, biological and environmental stressors.  The unit also examines the nurses' role in relation to the psychological, chemical and physical treatment modalities. 

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
K45Bachelor of Science (Nursing)
K45Bachelor of Science (Nursing) - Bunbury
K46Bachelor of Science (Nursing)
K46Bachelor of Science (Nursing) - Bunbury
Y19Bachelor of Science (Nursing) Bachelor of Science (Midwifery)
K89Bachelor of Science (Paramedical Science)
MABUTAParamedical Science Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 12/07/2011 VET: 12/07/2011