Short Course in Caring for the Mental Health User for Care Workers

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About the course:

The Short Course in Caring for the Mental Health User for Care Workers consists of three modules, namely Module 1 (Practicing Care in a Psychiatric Environment), Module 2 (Caring for the MHCU with a Mental Illness) and Module 3 (Legal-Ethical and Theoretical Aspects of Caring for Mental Health Users).
Note that these modules do not need to be completed in any specific order.
Upon successful completion of all three modules, learners will receive a certificate of completion for the Short Course in Caring for the Mental Health User for Care Workers.

Module 1: Practicing Care in a Psychiatric Environment

Dates: 06 – 07 November 2019
Time:
 07:00 – 16:00
Cost: R1 744.00 per person (Lunch included)
Presented by: 
Laetitia Kruger and Siyabonga Dlamini
Venue: 
Vista Clinic, 135 Gerhard Street, Centurion, Gauteng
Enquiries: 
Gerlu van der Merwe 012 664 0222 ext. 348 or booking@vistaacademy.co.za
Book online: 
http://www.vistaclinic.co.za

About this module:

The course is aimed at equipping all attendees with important skills that are important in both interpersonal relationships and their professional conduct. Skills that they will need as they provide their care and assisting in the provision of nursing care.

 Module 1 Outline:

1. Orientation to the module

2. Therapeutic use of self
  1. Definition of values and beliefs
  2. The importance of self-awareness of the nurse
  3. Tools to evaluate self-awareness
3. The nurse-client relationship
  1. Definition of the nurse-client relationship
  2. Characteristics of the nurse-client relationship
  3. Important attitudes of the nurse
  4. Roles of the nurse
  5. Barriers in the relationship
4. Facilitative communication
  1. Definition of communication
  2. Components of communication
  3. The different types of communication
  4. The barriers to communication
  5. Rules for effective communication
5. Conflict resolution
  1. Definition of conflict
  2. The different types of conflicts
  3. Conflict resolution and conflict management
  4. The different styles of conflict management
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Module 2: Caring for the MHCU with a Mental Illness

Dates: Choose one of the following weeks to attend:

22 – 23 May 2019 or

26 – 27 June 2019 (repeat)

Time: 07:00 – 16:00
Cost: 
R1 744.00 per person (Lunch included)
Presented by: 
Laetitia Kruger and Siyabonga Dlamini
Venue: 
Vista Clinic, 135 Gerhard Street, Centurion, Gauteng
Enquiries: 
Gerlu van der Merwe 012 664 0222 ext. 348 or booking@vistaacademy.co.za
Book online:
 http://www.vistaclinic.co.za

About this module:

The course is designed to provide the learner with basic knowledge and skills to function within the role of a carer when working with MHCUs and their families to promote wellness.

Module 2 Outline:

1. Orientation to the module

2. Anxiety 
a. Causes
b. Signs and symptoms
c. Caring for the MHCU with anxiety

3. Depression
a. Causes
b. Signs and symptoms
c. Caring for the MHCU with depression

4. Dementia
a. Causes
b. Signs and symptoms
c. Caring for the MHCU with dementia

5. Schizophrenia
a. Causes
b. Signs and symptoms
c. Caring for the MHCU with schizophrenia

Module 3 coming in 2020

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