Assessment 2 – Mental State Examination
Assessment name NUR2200 Mental Health Across the Lifespan
Mental State Examination Assessment
Brief task description Review a video of a clinical mental state assessment between a consumer and clinician.
Document findings from the assessment to include a mental state assessment and risk assessment.
Determine significant symptoms based on the consumer’s presentation, and document mental health nursing evidenced based interventions.
Rationale for assessment task Standardised assessment tools used can be formal or semi-formal and include the Mental State Examination (MSE) and clinical risk assessment, however, there are numerous other tools incorporated to collect data in the clinical setting. Develop competency in using MSE and Risk Assessment tools.
Due Date 4th May 2021 by 2355 AEST
Length 8-page limit to this assessment.
Two pages for the MSE
Two – three pages for completed Risk Assessment Tool
Maximum of one page each for the Mental Health Nursing Interventions; Nursing report and Reference list.
This will complete a seven or eight -page assessment and must be uploaded in that order.
Marks out of:
Weighting: 40 marks worth 40%
Course Objectives measured Course Objectives 3, 4 & 5.
Exemplar/Example provided Exemplar is loaded onto the study desk
Task detail Please include the following consumer details on the appropriate documentation for this assignment.
URN : USQ77478
Given Name(s):Gavin James
Address: Unit 1, 2 Smith’s Road, Nelsonville. 2222
Date of Birth: 14/02/2001
? Download and read the collateral history related to Gavin Wilson.
? Access and download the MSE form and risk screening tool from the study desk. “MSE Form & Risk Screening Tool.” The MSE is a word document, and you are required to type directly into the formatted document provided.
? From the information obtained from Gavin and documented on the MSE, a risk assessment is also to be completed using a Risk Screening Tool (separate from the MSE that you will complete). The risk screening tool is available via the study desk. Print both sides of the risk screening tool form and complete the assessment in your own hand writing. As this form must be handwritten, writing must be legible for marking and no other risk assessment form will be accepted.
? Watch the videos of Gavin’s clinical interview, that are located on the study desk. Record your observations from the interview/assessment between Gavin and the mental health community nurse , on the MSE form. Refer to your text and lectures throughout the semester on the study desk for assistance, ensuring that you use the appropriate mental health terminology to communicate your findings.
? You may record findings in dot point or in a short paragraph, however, you must support and specify the evidence that substantiates your observation,
e.g. paranoia. Gavin believed that he was being followed as evidenced by…..
The MSE report is to be typed as a word document, be succinct and relevant to your findings that were included in the interview content.
? From the findings and documentation in the MSE or Risk Assessment screening for Gavin , identify THREE (3) relevant symptoms or issues that Gavin displayed during the interview, or is recorded on the Risk Assessment.
? Research TWO (2) evidenced-based nursing mental health interventions per finding / symptom to assist you in completing the management plan for Gavin.
? Complete the symptoms / findings and intervention page. There should be THREE (3) symptoms / findings in total identified, and TWO (2) evidenced mental health nursing based interventions per symptom (total of six interventions) and one reference per intervention to a total of six individual references.
? The symptoms / findings that you record on your intervention page, must be from documented evidence within your MSE and or risk assessment report.
? Nursing Report: Together with your findings from the MSE and the risk screening assessment, you are required to write a one-page nursing report ( between 400-500 words) , as if you were documenting your findings into a patient chart, by using the SHARED tool that is communication tool used for handover purposes – situation, history, assessment, risk , expectation and documentation. Refer to the link: https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/standards/nsqhs-standards/communicating-safety-standard/communication-clinical-handover/action-67
Include history and current presentation including succinct, pertinent details. Review of MSE findings, risk assessment and management plan. Legal aspects of report writing required.
Writing Style Written in the form of a Mental Health Assessment providing links to relevant peer reviewed articles.
Referencing/ citations ? For this assessment you will use APA 7 referencing style.
? APA USQ guide to be accessed through : https://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing
? The two mental health nursing interventions per symptom, must be supported and referenced from scholarly, evidenced-based, peer reviewed nursing literature/journal articles and current Mental Health texts.
? Six individual references are required (do not repeat the same reference) .References must be no older than 6 years. No links, Blogs or websites (other than Australian government websites) will be accepted.
? In text citations: You must include in-text citations in the body of your work. Each new point or piece of evidence must be attributed (via in-text citation) to the source.
Resources available to complete task All resources are available in the Assessment block on the study desk.
Link to the videos of interview between consumer Gavin and mental health consultant.
USQ Mental State Examination Form and QLD. Health Risk Assessment Screening document.
Nursing report and Reference List.
SHARED document for guidance for nursing report
Link to USQ Policy related to assessment. http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents/14749PL#4.4_Deferred,_Supplementary_and_Varied_Assessment_Items_and_Special_Consideration
What you need to submit One Adobe PDF document or Microsoft Word document, no longer than 8 pages, and contains the following items in the following order:
? Mental State Examination report ( 2 pages)
? Qld. Health Risk Assessment document ( 2 -3 pages)
? Symptoms / findings and referenced intervention page ( 1 page)
? Nursing report ( 1 page)
? Reference List ( 1 page)
? No coversheet but footer must be included on the MSE , intervention page and nursing report and include : course code and name, semester and year, assignment title, student name, student number
Submission requirements This assessment task must:
? Use APA 7 referencing Submitted in electronic format as an Adobe PDF document or Microsoft Word document via the Mental State Examination Assessment Portal on the study desk. The assessment must be submitted to Turnitin before finalising your submission. No assignments will be accepted via email.
? Your 7-8 pages must be submitted in the following order: Mental State Examination; Risk Assessment; Symptoms / findings and interventions; Nursing report and Reference List.
File Name Conventions Save your document with the following naming conventions: surname_initialORstudentnumber_coursecode_A1.doc/docx/pdf
Moderation All staff who are assessing your work meet to discuss and compare grading decisions before marks or grades are finalised.
Academic Integrity Statement https://policy.usq.edu.au/documents/14133PL
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