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This module aims to help students to: 1. identify and where appropriate intervene in mental health settings to counter decisions that may be based on oppressive practice, 2. respect the abilities and backgrounds of users and carers of mental health services and promote culturally and linguistically sensitive practice. 3. promote the rights, dignity and self-determination of individuals and recognise in their work individuals¿ needs for personal respect, choice, dignity and privacy.
The module will include those items identified in the WAG Regulations Key Competence Area 2 (The Application of Knowledge: Legislation and Policy) and those items identified in the CCW key skills under 'Legislation and Systems' and 'Professional Responsibilities'.
This module addresses the principal models of mental distress and their relationship to the role of the Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP). Biomedical and psychological models are considered and there is a key emphasis on the social perspective required of AMHPs.
This module considers the judgment and decision making required when taking account of the wishes and feelings of the individual, their cultural background, social and family background, the nature of the mental disorder and its likely course when reaching conclusions in the role of the Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP).