Nursing - Safety Planning and Risk Management in Mental Health Care - Module

This module will provide the student with the skills to critically evaluate and lead assessment in risk management, safety planning and therapeutic interventions, informed by evidence-based practice guided by local, national and international policy.

In contemporary mental healthcare policy and practice, risk assessment and safety planning are integral components of a recovery based approach to care (Higgins et al, 2015). Education and training in the area of risk assessment and safety planning is therefore essential for all healthcare professionals working with individuals experiencing mental health difficulties. A need for further education and training in safety planning and risk management amongst healthcare professionals has been identified (Higgins et al, 2015; Cusack and Kiloury 2012; Jelinek et al, 2013).

This module addresses this need by providing participants with the opportunity to develop expert knowledge, skills and competence related to complex care management issues in accordance with best practice guidelines and policy. The concepts of recovery, person-centered care and evidence based practice are central to the philosophy of this module. Health care professionals will critically evaluate and lead assessment in risk management, safety planning, therapeutic interventions, informed by evidence based practice guided by local, national and international policy.

Entry requirements

A Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife on the current register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet criteria identified in the English Language qualifications set by the University of Limerick.

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One Semester (12 Weeks) part-time.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: Spring 2024

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