HNN222:Mental Health and Illness Assessment Task 2: Essay Weight: 2000 word Essay,
Purpose of assessment task To provide support for an individual with a mental illness, nurses must have sound knowledge of mental disorders, their symptoms, associated risks and recovery strategies.
This assessment task builds on Assessment Task 1 and requires you to discuss the manic phase of bipolar disorder including the associated nursing strategies in supporting someone who is experiencing mania.
Topic background: Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder that is episodic in nature. The manic phase of bipolar disorder is characterised by an expansive mood that often results in significant impact on individuals’ social and occupational functioning (Hercelinskyj & Alexander, 2020).
Assignment Question / Task Description: This assignment is in two parts;
Part A Discuss bipolar disorder, including the manic phase of bipolar disorder. Your discussion should include the impact on the person and significant others. (800 words)
Part B Lithium is frequently used as a mood stabiliser to treat mania. Discuss the role of the nurse in administration and monitoring of lithium, your discussion should include common side effects and associated nursing care. In addition, identify four strategies that are useful to prevent relapse and enhance recovery for a person with manic episode of bipolar disorder (1200 words).
Instructions for this assessment task:
Structure: Your assignment must contain a purposeful introduction outlining some general background to the topic, an aim and purpose and themes for discussion (approximately 10% of the word limit).
The body of the assignment will constitute about 80% of the word limit and provide key arguments supported by literature. The body of the assignment is normally organised in paragraphs of approximately 150 words with each paragraph focused on explanation of one idea. There should be a logical progression of ideas as demonstrated by logically linked arguments/discussion made in each paragraph.
Each paragraph should commence with a topic sentence and end with a link to the next paragraph.
The conclusion paragraph should provide a summation of ideas, draw together the discussion, present no new material (references are not expected in the conclusion paragraph) and offer your position drawn from the discussion (approximately 10% of the word limit).
Academic writing style The conventions of written English are expected to be followed to ensure clarity of discussion. This includes correct use of grammar, punctuation and spelling as well as the use of appropriate sentence and paragraph structure. It is also expected that word choice will be formal and professional language will be used.
Paraphrasing and direct quotations Unless really necessary, most assignments do not require the use of direct quotes. Instead, re-expression of author arguments (paraphrasing) into your own words is required. Paraphrasing of author arguments/statements must be supported by a reference. If a direct quotation is used, you must explain how it adds to the discussion and provide a reference as per APA Style guide 6
Font: 12-point type size. Times or Times New Roman.
Spacing: Double-line spacing (Do not insert extra lines between paragraphs or the references list entries.)
Page numbers Page numbers to be provided on all pages except front page.
Place page number in the top right hand corner Margins 2.54 cm at the top, bottom, left-hand, and right-hand sides of the page.
Paragraph indents Indent the first line of each paragraph (using the tab key or paragraph tool). Exceptions: abstract, block quotations, titles and headings, table titles and notes (