Ritical analysis of a care provided to a service user

ESSAY TOPIC: CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF A CARE PROVIDED TO A SERVICE USER.
In addition the students will be required to submit a 2000 word written critical analysis of the
care which should be provided to an acutely ill service user. This should focus on the
recognition of acute mental health problems or deterioration. This critical analysis should
be based on a situation experienced in the clinical practice area and should include history
taking, assessment, interpretation of findings and knowledge to explain investigations and
treatment.

ASSIGNMENT STRUCTURE
REFER TO ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
A new admission pehaps?

INTRODUCTION
Aims of the assignment
Brief introduction to your service user: how they came to be there and brief biography (can include more in the appendices

HISTORY TAKING
How was this taken? Framework used and the environment.
What is the service users psychiatric history?
Critique of the above

ASSESSMENT
How was this undertaken?
Assessment tools used? (full CPA assessment)
Assessment skills
Risk assessment
Critique and possible alternative

SUMMARY OF NEEDS
Diagnosis
Why were these needs identified?
Are these accurate? Appropriate?
Would you have identified other needs?
Needs or wants?
Holistic needs identified?

INVESTIGATIONS/ TREATMENT/ THERAPIES
What were they?
Rationale and evidence?
Do you agree? Any alternatives?

CONCLUSION

APPENDICES
Include a care plan in the appendices

Suggested Resources
Essential
Barker P (2004) 2nd ed. Assessment in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: In Search of the Whole Person. Cengage, London.
Recommended
American Psychiatric Association (1994) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSMIV) apa: Washington
Bartlett, P. Sandland, R. (2007) 3rd ed. Mental Health Law: policy and practice, Oxford
University Press
Barber, P. Brown, R and Martin D (2009) Mental Health Law in England and Wales. Sage,
London
Bennett, P. (2005) Abnormal and Clinical Psychology: an introductory textbook, Maidenhead, England,; Philadelphia: Open University Press
Blows, W.T. (2003) The Biological Basis of Nursing: Mental Health, Rutledge, London
Harrison, M. Mitchell, D and Howard, D. (2004) Acute Mental Health Nursing: From Acute
Concerns to the Capable Practitioner, Sage, London
Matsumoto, D. (2000) Culture and Psychology: People Around The World. 2nd ed. Wadsworth: Belmont, CA
Nash, M., 2010, Physical health and well being in mental health nursing, Maidenhead, Open
University Press
National Institute for Mental Health in England (2003), Personality Disorder: no longer a
diagnosis of exclusion, NIHME, London
Norman, I. Ryrie, I. (2004) The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing: A Textbook of
Principles and Practice, Open University Press
Pervin, L.A. John, O.P. (2001) Personality: theory and Research, 8th ed, Wiley: New York
Pryjmachuk, S. (2011) Mental Health Nursing: An Evidence-Based Introduction. Sage, London
Rassool, H. (2006) Dual Diagnosis Nursing, Blackwell Publishing
Rogers, A. Pilgrim, D (2011) A Sociology of Mental Health & Illness. Open University Press
Salter, M. turner, T. (2008) Community Mental Health Care: a practical guide to outdoor
psychiatry, Churchill Livingstone, London
Schultz, J.M. and Videbeck S.L. (2005) 7th ed. Lippincottas Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Plans. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, London. 12
Tummey, R. (2005) Planning Care in Mental Health Nursing, Palgrave Macmillan
Young, N, OaCarroll, M and Rayner, L (2012) The Handbook of Acute Mental Health Care,
Wiley-Blackwell, London.
Selected internet sources
Department of Health: uk
Mental Health Foundation: uk
NICE Guidance:
Sainsbury Centre for mental Health: uk
National Mental Health Development Unit: uk
Statutes
Human Rights Act (1998)
Mental Capacity Act (2005)
Mental Health Act (1983) as reformed (2007)