Supplementary Assessment - Case Study
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Monday 10th August XXXXXXXXXXby 3.00 pm
In your role as a mental health nurse, critically explore the best treatment options and nursing approaches for Catherine providing a clear evidence base and rationale for your choice of action when caring for her in an acute mental health ward. Ensure all arguments and opinions are supported by relevant literature. Referencing and in-text referencing is required using the APA Style author-date referencing system.
Catherine Wilson is a 35-year-old woman. She cu
ently lives in a small unit and has been unemployed for the last 7 years. Catherine is known to the local mental health services and to the local drug and alcohol services with a history of substance use disorder and major depression disorder resulting in various admissions to an acute mental health ward.
Catherine left school after completing year 12 and went to vocational college to study childcare. During this time, she began to feel low in mood and would not attend college due to sleeping most of the day. She describes not having any energy or desire for anything. Alcohol, cannabis and sleep provided a sense of comfort and refuge from feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness she was experiencing at the time. Catherine was first admitted to an acute ward when she was 20 years old. Since then she has had 4 further admissions.
Catherine has been admitted to the acute mental health ward where you work as a mental health nurse. The admission occu
ed after a neighbour became concerned about Catherine’s apparent deterioration in health and called the mental health crisis and assessment team who on assessment believed Catherine required further assessment and treatment in an inpatient setting. Catherine agreed to the admission.
Within the mental state examination, you gather evidence that Catherine is experiencing multiple issues. There is evidence of lowness of mood with blunted affect. Answers are largely monosyllabic though at times she can expand on a few questions being asked. Catherine denies any suicidal ideation and states ‘she doesn’t have the energy to kill herself however people would probably be better off without her’. Catherine confirms a history of cannabis and alcohol use and over the last 2 years she has been using Crystal methamphetamine (ICE) as a way of treating her depression since the antidepressants she had previously been prescribed did not appear to be as effective anymore.
As Catherine’s named nurse you are aware of the como
idity issues apparent in this case and must take this into consideration when developing a care plan that meets Catherine’s needs and enables her recovery.
CRITERIA FOR SUPPLEMENTARY ASSESSMENT - Case Study
NURS 8760 Acute Mental Health Nursing Theory
Succinct, engaging introduction.
Focus of identified case study is evident
Clear outline of scope and purpose of the pape
Provides a description of the steps that will be implemented to reach the conclusion.
Clear introduction identifying the focus.
Provides an outline of the steps that will be implemented to reach the conclusion.
Scope and purpose of the paper is evident
Points introduced with too much fanfare or too much information
Introduces the topic only with no description of the steps it will take throughout the paper or the identified focus.
Scope and purpose of the paper is minimal or absent.
Topic not well introduced; Scope & purpose of essay is not clear.
Rambling and lengthy, too short, uninformative or unclea
Critical exploration of the best treatment options and nursing approaches within the case.
Provides a clear evidence base and rationale for choice of action.
All points are dealt with in depth by the use of critical analysis, interpretation in the development of arguments for best practice.
Assertions and statements are supported with relevant literature.
Points fully elaborated. Demonstrates solid critique of the best treatment options and nursing approaches within the case .
Clear contemporary practice is identified, addressed, critically analysed and evaluated. Information is accurate with developed arguments.
Consistently supports assertions and statements with relevant evidence/ from academic sources of literature (e.g. peer reviewed journal articles, books, text book).
Demonstrates an attempt at critiquing the best treatment options and nursing approaches within the case.
Some aspects of contemporary practice is identified, addressed, critically analysed and evaluated.
Well-written points. Information is mostly accurate with a clear attempt at developing arguments supported by suitable and relevant literature academic sources of literature (e.g. journal articles, books, text book).
Demonstrates a descriptive rather than critical approach to the best treatment options and nursing approaches within the case.
Possible factual e
ors or i
elevant information presented.
Work largely a description of possible interventions without critical exploration therefore presents superficial arguments with no depth or
eadth of analysis. Information is accurate however references feel “dropped in”. Alternatively, limited or multiple sources used but often ineffective or of low quality (e.g. web based, outdated).
Poor understanding of the best treatment options and nursing approaches within the case.
Generalisations are made without supporting evidence.
Little or an absence of identified contemporary practice being addressed and explored. Anecdotal arguments or inappropriate use of evidence
Most assertions and statements are not supported by relevant evidence from the academic literature.
Quality of sources referenced is very poo
Conclusion is logically drawn from preceding discussion and is related to the papers aims. Succinct summary of the main points & their relevance and/or implications for the autho
Conclusion is clearly stated and relevant to the paper’s aims. The main points are summarised & their relevance are
iefly considered as part of the conclusion.
The conclusion is merely a restatement of the introduction however is evident in the work.
Summarises by repeating the arguments without explanation
Conclusion draws on new material or is not related to the preceding discussion or paper’s aims.
Conclusion is not clear, or missing; or relevance and implications not identified.
Organised, clearly set out and easy to follow and understand. Attention is paid to spelling, grammar and paragraphs. Exemplary logical development
Well organised, clearly set out and easy to understand. Some grammatical, spelling and presentation e
ors. Demonstrates a logical development.
Discussion flows however at times paragraphs or sentences become unclear. Many e
ors in spelling and grammar but this does not detract from the meaning of the writing. Progression of ideas and discussion not always evident.
Poor presentation including grammar, spelling and paragraphs. E
ors cause meaning to be unclear and confuse the reader. Incoherent and difficult to follow
Accurate use of references and co
ect presentation of the reference list is evident
All references co
ectly cited (both in text and reference list) with an extensive range of peer reviewed sources appropriate to the chosen question
All references mostly cited co
ectly (both in text and reference list). Minor punctuation e
ors in the reference list. Provides some good examples of evidence
Has not always referenced sources accurately (both in text and reference list).
- i.e. several inaccuracies in the use of references. Limited or inappropriate sources of evidence
ors in the reference list (both in text and reference list).
Any issues of academic integrity will wa
ant investigation under the academic integrity policy.
The following is an itemised rating scale for your discussion paper. Some aspects rate more highly than others. There is no set formula or weighting for the grade relating to the boxes. The left hand box indicates the higher rating, the middle boxes an average rating, and the right hand box means below average. The total mark will be rounded up to the nearest percentage point in multiple of 5’s.
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