Health Care Professionals

Assessment 1 Topic: Nationally, 90% of people who present to mental health services have a history of complex trauma, which is observed in different mental health presentations. In the provision of mental health care, the multidisciplinary team (MDT) may extend beyond health care professionals and may include peer support workers, carers, teachers, non-government supports and community health services. For this assessment you are required to choose one (1) of the two (2) lived experience video scenarios, to be posted on LEO, both of which demonstrate the potential for the development of problematic substance use, which may interact with the presenting mental health concern. In addressing this topic, you are required to: Identify three issues demonstrated in the video which may have contributed to problematic substance use. Ensure you support your choice of issues using current literature; Discuss your chosen issues, using the principles of trauma-informed care and practice (TICP) (approx. 750 words); Identify how your chosen issues should inform the mental health nurse’s collaboration with the person to achieve their personal recovery (approx. 750 words) and Critically discuss how the nurse would apply trauma informed care principles, when engaging with the consumer. Choose another member of the mental health multidisciplinary team with whom the mental health nurse would engage in the process of collaborative care planning. Provide a rationale for your choice, using current literature. (approx. 300 words) Your assignment must include a range of contemporary literature sources (journal articles, Unit readings, policy documents etc.) to support your discussion. Video to utilise: 3 issues selected – Depression, Stigma around mental health, Trauma – Death of a family member