Assessment 2: Written Assessment (Essay) OVERVIEW Students are required to write a structured essay on the following topic: Examine/Appraise the way “recovery oriented” mental health nursing care aims to reduce public and self-stigma, prejudice and discrimination toward people diagnosed with mental illness. LENGTH 1,000 words (An accurate word count including in-text citations, but don’t include the reference list) DUE DATE TBC DETAILS Unit learning outcomes that align to this assessment task: 4. Describe the theoretical basis of mental health nursing 5. Examine the delivery of mental health services in Australia, with emphasis on the middle twentieth century to the present 7. Describe the legislative and ethical foundations of mental health care and treatment in particular the roles and responsibilities of the nurse under the Victorian mental health act Graduate capability that align to this assessment task 1. Adaptable and capable 21st citizens who can communicate effectively, work collaboratively, think critically and solve complex problems 2. Confident creative lifelong learners who can use their understanding of themselves and others to achieve their goals in work and learning 3. Responsible and ethical citizens who use their inter-cultural understanding to contribute to their local and global communities INSTRUCTIONS Your essay should be structured as follows: Introduction – Setting the context and relevant background information Briefly describe the rationale for recovery oriented mental health services Briefly define public and self-stigma, prejudice and discrimination in relation to mental health issues, diagnoses and mental health treatment. Outline the scope of the essay and the main ideas to be discussed in the order they appear in the essay. Include a statement of purpose that is a response to the essay question and summarises the main aim or argument of the essay. Body – Examination of main ideas regarding the recovery-oriented mental health nursing care and consider the effect on reducing public and self-stigma, prejudice and discrimination. Each paragraph covers a single main idea expressed in a topic sentence Your main ideas should be supported by examination of evidence and examples from academic literature, that may include peer-reviewed journal articles, evidence-based nursing practice, models, legislations, guidelines and standards (MHA 2014) Body could include: Discussion on recovery oriented care, public and self-stigma, prejudice and discrimination in mental health Describes best practice approaches/models/standards/guidelines and legislative framework Discuss the mental health nurse’s role and nursing interventions Identifies literature, the consumers’ perspectives and lived experience research Conclusion and Recommendations: A summary of your essay Restate your statement of purpose and sum up your main ideas Make recommendations for future mental health nursing practice or further research All written assessments must align to academic standards. Academic standards require: use of the third person, unless specifically indicated otherwise; APA 6th edition for in-text citations and reference list; the following structure: an introduction, body and conclusion or as per directions in the assessment instructions; adherence to the word count; 1000 words, can be 10% above or below, this includes in-text. Reference list not included. a 12 size font in either Arial, Times New Roman or Calibri; 1.5 line spacing; and submitted using an MS word document only. ASSESSMENT CRITERIA AND SUBMISSION See rubric provided for this assessment task. Submit your assessment task to the Dropbox: Assessment 2: Written Assessment (Essay) Note that your submission will be checked for originality via Turnitin. All assessments should have a title page that specifies: Unit Code & Unit Name Student Name Student Identification number Title of assignment An accurate word count that includes in-text citations, but excludes the reference section at the end of the essay