This assessment enables students to demonstrate understanding of concepts and patient focus factors in mental health. This assessment requires critical discussion on restrictive and coercive practices in mental health. Students will be able to select one question (from a possible two) and will draw from national and international perspectives within contemporary literature. Topics will be available under the Assessment Tile on LEO.
Assignment Topic Choice 1
The use of sedative medications to control behaviours is controversial and has been described as being highly coercive and having significant effects on a person (MuirCochrane & Grace, 2017). In this essay you are required to critically discuss:
• the controversy of the use of psychotropic medications to control behaviours and manage symptoms for people who experience mental illness.
• Identify the challenging aspects for registered nurses who administer psychotropic medication to the consumer who poses significant risk of harm to self and/or others,
In Promoting Recovery-Oriented Practice.
Your essay must utilise a range of national and international contemporary literature, to create an argument that identifies the complexities of this issue. Assignment topic choice 2 In recent years there has been a movement by consumer groups to reduce restrictive practices in Australian mental health services (Hercelinskyj & Alexander, 2019). I n this essay
You Are Required To Critically Discuss:
the impacts of seclusion to consumers and healthcare professionals alike.
• the role of the registered nurse in collaborating with consumers to work towards State/Territory and National initiatives in reducing seclusion and restraint (e.g. Safewards).
Your essay must utilise a range of national and international contemporary literature, to create an argument that identifies the complexities of this issue (LO1).