Assessment Brief: This assignment is based on a case study of a patient I service user, The case patient I service user need to be one of the case studies provided on Blackboard or, if agreed with your tutor, a case study of a patient I service user from practice In the case study you need to discuss and critique the decision making processes required in the assessment and delivery of care for the patient / service user in the case study (3,500 words +/- 10% excluding references). This will enable you to draw on some of the theoretical perspectives explored during the module so that you meet the module learning outcomes. The nurse’s rote will be an important focus and you will need to demonstrate that you understand the importance of shared decision making in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care. Although symptom management is an important area additional dimensions are to be considered which can influence how well individuals cope. This will involve addressing psychosocial factors as well as reflecting on how policy in terms of service delivery can promote person centred care.

Module Learning Outcomes 1. Promote an environment in which human rights, values, customs and spiritual beliefs of the person and family are respected. 2. Undertake a systematic, comprehensive, holistic assessment that enables immediate and personalised care for people with mental and physical health problems. 3. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of common physical and mental health problems as well as possible co-morbidity, relevant to field of practice. 4. Critically analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of a range of possible evidence based interventions using shared decision making with users, carers and other care professionals. 5. Recognise, interpret and respond appropriately to signs of deteriorating physical and mental health.

Essay Structure 1. Introduction An introduction generally need to answer these 3 questions. 1. What? The introduction must begin by clearly explaining what the essay is about. This section needs to explain in your own words what is required in the assignment brief given above. 2. How? The third part of the introduction need to outline how the essay is structured.

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