NURS2119 Dual Diagnosis and Community work

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First Written Assignment

Submission must be via Turnitin.
Description: A 1,500 +- 10% word case study 40 %

  • An individual 1,500 word +- 10% written assignment.
  • You are required to reference correctly, using the APA 7th reference style;

Please email the course coordinator / post on the Course Discussion Threads regarding any queries on the  assignment topics.

Submission

In keeping with RMIT policy all assignments are to be submitted through the Turnitin Portal available via the course
webpage.

The assignment is due by 23:59 on Sunday night: the portal will remain open until this time however after the portal closes you will not be able to submit your assignment so please make sure that it is submitted by 23:59.

The Turnitin portal will open 6 weeks prior to the assignment due date to allow you to submit your assignment. You are allowed to submit it as many times as you would like up until 23:59; the assignment I will receive to mark will be the LAST one you submitted.

Task to be undertaken:

Read the following instructions carefully in order to complete this part of the assessment for this course.

Select one of the following two case studies for your assignment:

Task 1

Case

Mike, a former 45-year-old car technician, is brought to the Emergency Department by his wife for presenting disorganised and paranoid behaviour. Mike has been using cannabis for the last 2 years to help cope with unemployment. He started cannabis with 1-2 joints (rolled cannabis cigarette) but increased to 6 joints a day three months ago and has maintained this dose for a few months now. Moreover, Mike smokes daily (10 cigarettes a day). Mike’s mother passed away three months ago and he lives with his wife and two children.

In the ED, Mike was agitated and restless. He stated someone is following him and wanted to put a bomb in his body. He believes there is an external force sending signals to his brain so he wears a bike helmet. Mike is dishevelled and uncooperative in the ED, but he is attentive and aware of the time and current location. His UDS shows positive for cannabis and negative for other drugs. Mike’s wife reported he has not been sleeping well since he lost his mother.

Mike was admitted into the inpatient psychiatric unit for further assessment and treatment.

Assignment question

Discuss therapeutic approaches that mental health clinicians should take to address Mike’s cannabis withdrawal in the patient ward. And discuss the supports needed for Mike and his family at discharge.

Task 2

Case

Jason is a 35-year-old married chef, who was brought and admitted into ED by the Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team at midnight. On admission, Jason was agitated and distressed. His breathing was irregular and rapid. Jason believed that gang members were out to kill him, and reported that he heard voices of people discussing to kill
him. Jason was conscious and orientated. The nurse noticed old needle scars on his arms from methamphetamine injections.

Jason lives with his wife and 2 young children 200 Km east of Melbourne. He had been using methamphetamine for several years to cope with sleepiness and fatigue at work. In the past 6 months, he constantly thought about the drug and started to increase the dosage. His wife learned of his substance abuse and attempted to persuade him to stop. Jason finally decided to quit a week before the ED admission when his wife threatened to divorce him. Once he stopped using, he felt very tired, gloomy and stayed at home doing nothing. 3 days after stopping methamphetamine, Jason told his wife that he did not want to leave home because he heard voices. He had all doors and windows locked and he refused to eat in fear that the food maybe poisoned.

Jason was admitted into the inpatient psychiatric unit for further assessment and treatment.

Assignment question

Discuss therapeutic approaches that mental health clinicians should take to address Jason’s methamphetamine withdrawal in the inpatient unit, and the role of mental health nurses in managing post-withdrawal drepession
and potential relapse once he is discharged.

Additional Instructions:

  1. 1” margins on all sides of page with double spaced in 12 point Times New Roman in WORD format. You are required to comply with set work limits, deviations beyond 10% either way maybe penalized (do not count the words in your reference list but do count the words used in in-text citations).
  2. You are required to structure your case study in the same way as an academic essay, with an introduction, body paragraph and a conclusion.
  3. Submitting assignment in accordance with APA 7th referencing style.
  4. You need to check your assignment Turnitin report which is available within 24 hours after submission (multiple submissions are allowed up until the due date and time) to ensure that your plagiarism report is no
    more than 10% (excluding reference list ).
  5. Regardless of the topic you choose you will need to refer to the contemporary literature throughout your essay to support your arguments. You need to use at least 10 evidence based sources.
  6. Please post all questions up on the Course Discussion Boards as this will allow all students to benefit from the answers.
  7. In keeping with RMIT policy all assignments are to be submitted through the Turnitin Portal available via the course webpage:
    a. The assignment is due by 23:59 on Sunday night: the portal will remain open for a week past the due date to allow students with Extensions to submit however the time you submitted your work is recorded on the
    system so please make sure that it is submitted by 23:59. The Turnitin portal will open 6 weeks prior to the assignment due date to allow you to submit your assignment. You are allowed to submit it as many times
    as you would like up until 23:59; the assignment I will receive to mark will be the LAST one you submitted.
  8. There is no need for a University cover sheet with electronic submissions as I will mark it off the screen and your mark will be released to you with the feedback.
  9. Finally, you must make sure your assignment is written in 3rd person and uses headings. No use of I, me, my etc. This is a case study assignment that requires that you use the literature effectively and think about how
    the literature informs your practice in the given scenario.
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