Due date: Sunday, August
Word Limit:2000 words (+/- 10%)
The Australian National Standards for Mental Health Services (ANSMHS) Standards, owned by the Australian Government The ANSMHS Standards are outcome-oriented and reflect a strong values base, related to human rights, dignity and empowerment.
NSG2202 Clinical Specialty 2 Mental Health Assignment.
The NSMHS Standards focus on mental health service delivery, policy direction compliance, communication and consent, and monitoring and governance procedures. The NSMHS Standards constantly support service providers to improve by focusing on areas such as service delivery, policies, standards, communication and consent, as well as consumer safety and privacy.
Select one of the following major mental illnesses:
- Bipolar Affective Disorder
Using the most current literature, resources and evidence discuss:
1.The clinical manifestation and criteria of the diagnosis
2.Discuss which class/es of psychopharmacology is commonly used for this diagnosis and why (Hint What research indicates that this is the optimal psychopharmacology for this diagnosis). Include any patient education you would need to provide about this medication. Do not discuss the biomechanics of the drug.
3.Discuss other treatment options that may be considered as an adjunct for diagnosis (eg: ECT, therapies/counselling, participation in groups etc)
4.With reference to the ANSMHS 2013, discuss two of the standards that are critical in maintaining optimal experiences for consumers and their carers and how this would impact on a person’s recovery from their diagnosis.