CASE STUDY BASED ON A SERVICE USER WITH ACUTE MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS.

• PROVIDE A VERY BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO THE ESSAY AND SELECTED SERVICE USER.

• IDENTIFY THE UNDERLYING PATHOPHYSIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE SERVICE USER’S ACUTE EPISODE. • USE AN APPROPRIATE FRAMEWORK, SUCH AS CPA, MENTAL STATE EXAMINATION, TIDAL MODEL OR PEPLAU, TO ORGANISE YOUR KEY ASSESSMENT FINDINGS. THESE FINDINGS SHOULD BE SUPPORTED BY RELEVANT LITERATURE. YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO INCLUDE ALL ASPECTS OF THE ASSESSMENT BUT SHOULD PRIORITISE THOSE AREAS OF NEED MOST IMPORTANT TO THE SERVICE USER, THEIR CARERS AND NURSE.

•identify and critically evaluate the key aspects of nursing care relevant to the service user’s needs. You should critically evaluate the evidence for using these interventions during the episode of acute mental health need. This is an opportunity to explore the evidence base that underpins the use of these interventions and treatments and examine the suitability of their use. In addition, you should ensure that you consider the nursing care from the service user’s perspective

• You should Identify and explain the pharmacotherapeutics used in the treatment of the service user and critically evaluate the evidence in relation to their use. • You should synthesise the findings from your essay into recommendations for future nursing practice and developmen