Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Off-campus)
This unit will explore the social, political, legal, ethical and practice context of care for mentally disordered offenders. Clinical issues in forensic psychiatry and the needs of forensic mental health patients will be discussed. The knowledge and skills required by forensic mental health nurses to assess and care for mentally disordered offenders will be developed.
Upon completion of this unit the student will be able to:
Workshop assessment task 10%
Workshop reflective journal containing three case examples (1000 wds each) 30%
Essay (3500 - 4000 wds) 60%
One day on-campus workshop.