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Nursing interventions in psychiatric care 7.5 credits

Omvårdnadsinterventioner inom psykiatrisk vård
Second cycle, O7044H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)
Nursing Science

Entry requirements

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
After successfully completing the course, the student is expected to be able to:
  • translate key concepts in nursing care into psychiatric care
  • propose, motivate, plan and evaluate nursing interventions that meet the individual needs of individuals with mental illness
  • explain and motivate factors that promote recovery in individuals with mental illness
  • analyze and reflect on the needs of individuals with mental illness in relation to society’s resources
  • identifying and meeting the needs of support from relatives of individuals with mental illness
  • apply ethical concepts, principles and attitudes in relation to coercion in psychiatric care
  • apply knowledge-based nursing on the basis of a clinical question with relevance for nursing in psychiatric care
  • document scientifically

Conscious approach
Psychological and educational perspectives
Power and participation
Knowledge-based nursing
Scientific documentation and critical approach
Applicable statutes and regulations

Teaching and learning take place by means of self-directed independent studies, lectures, laboratory exercises, field studies, study assignments and seminars.

The successful attainment of the objectives for the course is assessed via seminars and individual written exams.
The grading criteria for Pass or Pass with honors (G, VG) is stated in the Study Guide.

The course is offered as part of a second-cycle study program in specialist training to become a nurse in psychiatric care.

Åsa Engström

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2020 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
*Andersson, G. Bülow, P., Denhov, A., & Topor, A. (2016). Från patient till person: om allvarliga psykiska problem - vardag, vård och stöd. (1. uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Gabrielsson, S. & Ejneborn Looi, G. (2018). Bemötande i psykiatrin: möten som främjar återhämtning. Stockholm: Gothia fortbildning.
*Heise Löwgren, C (Red.) (senaste upplagan). Författningshandbok för personal inom hälso- och sjukvården. Stockholm: Liber.
Mellgren, Z. & Lundin, L. (2012). Psykiska funktionshinder: stöd och hjälp vid kognitiva funktionsnedsättningar. (2. uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Wiklund Gustin, L. (2012). KBT i omvårdnadsarbetet: om meningsskapande i gemenskap. (1. uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Wiklund Gustin, L. (red.) (2019). Vårdande vid psykisk ohälsa: på avancerad nivå. (3., [rev.] uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Willman, A. (red.) (2016). Evidensbaserad omvårdnad: en bro mellan forskning och klinisk verksamhet. (4., [rev.] uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.

*Literature has been used in earlier courses.

List of scientific articles and theses is in the study guide.
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Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0002Seminar nursing interventions in psychiatric careU G#3.00MandatoryS18
0003Written exam nursing interventions in psychiatric careU G VG *4.50MandatoryS18

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by 07 Feb 2011

Last revised
by Dean of Department of Health Sciences 21 Feb 2020