Develop an understanding and skills in the use of an assessment tool and an evaluation of its efficiency

This assignment is to be based on a recent placement in an acute mixed gender ward.
Patient profile /male/female, 35yrs, diagnosis of schizophrenia or bipolar or depression.
Assessment toolHealth of the Nation Outcome Scale (HoNOS)
” Briefly discuss the profile of patient and the practice setting
” Discuss the importance of assessment in mental health nursing
” Discuss the rationale for selecting and using ONE type of assessment tool
” Discuss the process of assessment and the involvement of the service user, carer or family and the contribution of the multi-disciplinary team
” Discuss the outcomes of the assessment and highlight the service users needs in relation to future care planning
” Summarise the experience of using the assessment tool
” Use of accurate and relevant literature to support discussion in an unbiased manner and Harvard referencing system should be adhered to .structure and presentation should be clear, logical with attention to grammar and spelling. All work should be word processed
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pschiatry and mental health nursing phillip j barker

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department of health 2002.
mental health journals
all other books or journal relating to topic fronn 2000-date
only uk referencing materials to bo used.