Associated Learning Outcomes
The mental health and wellbeing of people living with a mental illness is of paramount importance when care is being delivered. One of the areas that need to be taken into consideration is the physical health of consumers living with a mental illness given that people living with a mental illness have poorer physical health outcomes compared to the general population.
This assessment task would require you to conduct a literature review that critically examines the extant of literature that has reported on:
“The barriers and facilitators of ensuring good physical health outcomes for people living with a severe mental illness”.
You are required to search for existing literature on this chosen area (minimum 10) and critically examine the primary research studies that have been conducted in the area. You are to draw out at least 3 themes from these studies. This should not just be a collection/listing of studies but rather a thorough analysis of what the studies found, comparisons between studies and identification of gaps in the studies
including any limitations.
You are to provide details about the studies you have chosen including the settings, sample, design and analysis. Where applicable use the PICO format.
Limit your search to the following databases: CINAHL (EBSCO), Embase, and MEDLINE or Google Scholar. Please contact the University Library if you are having any difficulties with accessing the database.
Keep the following in mind when writing your literature review.