APNA's definition of primary health care nursing covers health, scope of practice, primary health care, roles and settings. We also explore general practice nursing and Phillips et al. six roles of the general practice nurse.
Mental Health - Identification, communication & management
It is estimated that in Australia 45% of people will experience a common mental health condition in their lifetime. For people suffering from a mental health illness, general practice is often the first port of call.
The new Mental health: Identification, communication and management online learning course is designed to develop the mental health literacy of nurses working in the general practice setting so they can undertake basic risk assessment with clients who have mental health problems, communicate with patients who may be mentally ill and make the appropriate referrals to a GP or mental health service.
Approximately 2 hours / 2 CPD hours
Cost: $77.00 inc GST / APNA Members FREE
About the Author
The module has been developed by the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association
This module will assist you by:
- Providing you with background information about the prevalence of mental disorders,
- Increasing your knowledge about the reasons people do and do not share their mental health concerns with health professionals - which will increase your index of suspicion and lead to improved detection of mental health problems,
- Developing your understanding with regard to mental health assessment, particularly with the view to making referrals to GP or mental health service, and
- Developing your skills in basic risk assessment with clients who have mental health problems.
Suitable for nurses working in primary health care including general practice.
What you’ll get
At the completion of each module you will be presented with a brief online assessment that will test your underpinning knowledge.
Once you have completed all sections of the course, a certificate will be available next to the course name in the ‘My Training’ section of APNA Online Learning.