Assessment Task: Case Study – Mental Health
John Gray, 28 years old, severe depression following suicide attempt
Mr. John Gray is a 28 year old single male admitted to the unit a week ago after an episode of intentional self-harm. John is the son of a grazier from a farming community north of Brisbane who is expected to take over the family farm. The farm has been severely affected by the longstanding drought conditions in the district.
You are the nurse assigned to John's care for the afternoon shift. On handover you were informed John did not get up for breakfast again, went to lunch reluctantly only because he was compelled to but ate almost nothing, and returned to his bed immediately afterwards.
Blood pressure 125/75
John has a rope burn mark on his neck caused by the breaking of the rope with which he attempted to hang himself and some bruising and broken skin on his arms and legs from the subsequent fall but no serious physical injuries. The areas of broken skin were covered with a non-adherent dressing and tape. The occupational therapist reported John was still choosing not to take part in any activities, including small group games or one-on-one activity.
When you go to introduce yourself to John, you find him lying on his bed with the covers pulled up high. He appears reluctant to engage in conversation with you. When you address him to introduce yourself, he grunts and turns over to face the wall away from you.
Venlafaxine 75 mg bd
Multivitamin once daily
Vitamin B once daily daily
Assessment task: Case Study
Students will be able to demonstrate active engagement in critical reflection on their ability to undertake appropriate assessment(s) and maintain holistic perspectives and cultural awareness through the theoretical examination of a particular nursing specialty case study (on LEO) focusing on the delivery of nursing care, using the clinical reasoning cycle framework and the evidence.
Purpose: The case study is designed to allow students the opportunity to demonstrate synthesis of theory and experience acquired in previous and concurrent units while exploring a specific nursing context.
Assessment Task: Case Study
Students will complete a case study which discusses the provision of ethical, legal, evidence-based, holistic person-centred care including the establishment of realistic and relevant goals through the theoretical examination of a particular nursing specialty case study using the Clinical Reasoning Cycle (Levett-Jones, 2013).
Case study instructions:
Utilise the Clinical Reasoning Cycle (Levett-Jones, 2013) (a clinical decision making framework) to plan and evaluate person-centred care:
Considering the person's situation, collect, process and present related health information;
Identify and prioritise at least three (3) nursing problems/issues based on the health assessment data that you have identified for the person at the centre of care;
Establish goals for priority of nursing care as related to the nursing problem/issues identified;
Discuss the nursing care of the person, link it to assessment data and history;
Evaluate your nursing care strategies to justify the nursing care provided;
Reflect on the person's outcomes.
References – Levett-Jones, T. (Ed.), (2013). Clinical reasoning: Learning to think like a nurse. Sydney, Australia: Pearson Education.
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