Recent Question/Assignment

Written Assessment:
You are required to write a formal academic essay. The essay will require an introduction, body, conclusion and reference list. All in-text citations must have a corresponding entry in the reference list. You are required to use APA (6th ed.) for formatting your essay, citing evidence in your essay and constructing your reference list.
Weighting: 30%
Length and/or format: 1,500 +/- 10%
Purpose: The aim of this essay is to enable students to demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the Transtheoretical Model of Change (Stages of Change Model) within an evidence based framework. In addition to this, students will identify components of Motivational Interviewing which could be utilised to assist with enabling a patient to change their health behaviours.
Learning outcomes assessed:
This assessment task assesses LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4
How to submit: Students will submit their assessment to LEO via Turnitin. You should submit your draft to Turnitin well in advance of the due date (ideally, several days before) to ensure that you get your Turnitin originality report and have time to work on any issues identified by Turnitin.
Task
Ying is a 35 year old male and has attended an appointment with you as a health professional. Ying states “I am bit worried about my health, I have been smoking a pack of cigarettes per day for the last 10 years”. Using the Transtheoretical Model of Change and Motivational Interviewing techniques, describe how you would support Ying through the Stages of Change cycle. Utilise evidenced based literature to support your discussion. For the purposes of this paper, while seminal work (early literature) may be referenced, current literature is a requirement.

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