Mental Health Nursing/Electro Convulsive Therapy.
The purpose of this assessment task is to extend your knowledge and understanding of interventions used in mental health settings, and the nurse’s role in caring for people with mental illness. This assessment task builds on the knowledge and skills attained in assessment task 1.
Nurses play an important role in delivering quality and safe patient care as members of the multidisciplinary team in the mental health setting. Evaluate the intervention Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT) and explain the nurse’s role in promoting functional capacity and recovery for the person with mental illness.
Student instructions for assessment task:
In this written assessment task, you will need to introduce and define the intervention, describe how it is used in mental health care and the indications for its use (eg. the types of conditions/mental health related problems). The paper should include some critical analysis of the intervention that discusses its strengths and limitations, or its efficiently/lack of efficacy as an intervention, which will involve reviewing some of the evidence on the topic (peer reviewed research articles). The nurse’s role in the intervention should also be explored in some depth.
The following resources will help you in responding to this assessment task:
1. Seminar content including CloudDeakin resources on HNN222 Unit site
2. Contemporary peer reviewed journal articles.
3. Prescribed and recommended textbook/s
Front page: to include student name and number, essay title and word count.
Spacing: double spacing, with the exception of the reference list page which is to be single spaced
Font and size: 12 point Arial or Calibri
Adhere to word limit requirements (within 10%). The word count does not include headings, references page, reference citations and direct quotes. A reference list should be provided and be on a separate page headed ‘References’ at the end of the essay
Appendices (if applicable) are attached after the reference list page
Table of contents: Do not include a table of contents unless instructed to do so Headings only to be used to be used in essays of >3,000 words
Provide page numbers on each page not including title page
Student number should be included in the header
Your assignment should be converted to a PDF document before submission. Please check the document before submitting to the dropbox to ensure the formatting has not changed. Software for converting word documents to PDF is available to download from the Deakin software catalogue at no cost.
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