Assessment 2: Co morbid physical and mental health problems
Word count/duration: 3000 words
Submission details: Refer to Submission Requirements(p10)
Marking Criteria and Standards: See page 18
Aim of assessment : 400957 Biological Considerations in Mental Health and Mental Illness Assignment
This unit has introduced you to some physical health problems that may affect people with a range of mental illnesses. This assessment task aims to explore your knowledge of physical health problems and how nurses can help people optimise their physical and mental health. This assessment is directly related to learning outcomes 1,2,3,4 & 5,
Rationale The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate understanding of physical health problems, the links between physical and mental health and the application of theory to practice through development of a management
1. Using a person from your practice, present a brief case history of a person with co-morbid physical health problems and a diagnosed mental illness. You may use a hypothetical person if no one in your practice fits the above criteria. (300 words)
2. Discuss the physical health problem, including known causative factors (including any iatrogenic factors related to psychiatric treatment), impacts on the life of the person and current or potential treatment options, including complementary, alternative and non-medical treatments if appropriate.
3. Discuss nursing interventions that you can provide to the person to optimise their physical and mental health. Provide rationales for your interventions and discuss expected outcomes.
Support your discussion with academic literature. A minimum of 10 references should be used.
There is a word limit of 3000 words, Use your computer to total the number of words used in your assignment. However, do not include the reference list at the end of your assignment in the word count. In-text citations will be included in the additional 10% word count. If you exceed the word limit b more than 10% the marker will stop marking at 3000 words plus 10%.