Type: Case Study Analysis
Length: 2,500 words (+/- 10%)
Comprehensive mental health assessments provide a means by which mental health nurses can gauge the health and wellbeing of a person, including determining what it is the person is experiencing and how these experiences are affecting them. Conducting a mental health assessment also allows mental health nurses to engage with the person, build on the therapeutic relationship, and collaboratively develop suitable interventions (Hungerford et al., 2021). Health assessments must be continuous, occurring each time the mental health nurse observes or interacts with a person.
The aim of Assessment 2 is to enable you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the comprehensive mental health assessment and formulation and the role of mental health nurses in conducting assessments.
Assessment 2 supports you to analyse the experience of a consumer with diverse physical, biological, mental, social, cultural, legal and functional needs. You must develop a written paper reporting the findings of your case study analysis. You use the case study to justify the need for a safe, holistic, and recovery-oriented approach to the assessment; formulate a collaborative, culturally-appropriate, evidence-based, consumer-centred recovery plan, including appropriate interventions; and appraise the role of the mental health nurse in assessment and intervention. You will find the case study in Appendix 1.
Your task is to undertake and report on your case study analysis. You must include the following sections in your paper:
If you do not pass this assessment item, you may have an opportunity to re-attempt. For teaching staff to allow a re-attempt, they must be satisfied that you have made a reasonable attempt in the assessment item. If a re-attempt is offered, you will have only 7 consecutive days to resubmit your assessment item and you can only receive a maximum of 50% of the available marks if your attempt meets the marking criteria. If your reattempt does not meet the marking criteria, you will retain your original mark. Only one reattempt will be allowed.
Literature and references
In this assessment, use at least 10 contemporary references. You may also use seminal scholarly literature where relevant. Suitable references include peer-reviewed journal articles as well as textbooks and credible websites. When sourcing information, consider the 5 elements of a quality reference: currency, authority, relevance, objectivity, and coverage. Grey literature sourced from the internet must be from the websites of reputable organisations such as governments, universities, or peak national bodies: e.g., the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Australian Institute of Family Studies, Australian College of Mental Health Nursing, national and state-level Departments of Health.