Nursing

NURS4004 Semester 2, 2019 ‐ Assessment 3: Case study

What is Assessment 3 –
Case study?

What do I need to do?

Assessment 3 is linked to the following unit learning outcomes.
• Apply the principles of engagement and clinical formulation to perform a mental health assessment of people from a
variety of clinical and cultural settings.
• Apply the stress vulnerability model to determine appropriate nursing care
• Evaluate the principles of the recovery model in promotion of mental health and wellbeing across a variety of health
care settings.
• Evaluate the impact of stressors on a person’s mental health and wellbeing
The case study is based on utilising the principles of recovery to promote mental wellbeing and contemplate the
experience of recovery for a person with a mental illness. The case study should be 2000 words in length and presented
using the APA 6th academic style. It is worth 40% of the unit mark (35% allocated to content and 5% to writing style,
presentation, referencing and format).
The case study is due on Monday the 4th November 2019 at 0900hrs WST

Complete the following:
a) Listen to Amy’s Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-S5-yS3uTM
b) Read
i. Slade, M. (2013). One hundred ways to support recovery (2nd ed.). London: Rethink Mental Illness.
https://www.rethink.org/media/704895/100_ways_to_support_recovery_2nd_edition.pdf
ii. Lim, E., Wynaden, D. & Heslop, K. (2017). Recovery Focused Care: How it can be utilised to reduce aggression in the a
mental health setting, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 26, 445–460. doi: 10.1111/inm.12378
iii. Lim, E., Wynaden, D. & Heslop, K. (2019). Changing practice by using recovery-focused care in acute mental health
settings to reduce aggression: A qualitative study, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 28,237-246.
doi:10.1111/inm.12524
iv. Australian Government (2010). Principles of recovery orientated mental health practice. Canberra: Department of

Health. http://www.health.gov.au/internet/publications/publishing.nsf/Content/mental-pubs-i-nongov-
toc~mental-pubs-i-nongov-pri

Answer the following three questions:
1. Compare and contrast the traditional model of mental health care and recovery models of care using Amy’s case study
as an example (15 marks)
2. Discuss factors that facilitated Amy’s mental health recovery (10 marks)
3. Discuss how nurses can use recovery focused care with people admitted to acute mental health units (10 marks)

How do I submit the
assessment? The assessment is to be submitted online as a Word or Word compatible (NOT PDF) document using the Turnitin link by the
due date. DO NOT JUST LOOK AT THE TURNITIN % SCORE – THERE IS NO “SAFE” % SCORE. YOU MUST LOOK AT THE
REPORT ITSELF. It is your responsibility to ensure you submit your drafts to Turnitin as early as possible before the due date
so that you have enough time to act on the Turnitin feedback report in order to meet Curtin University’s Academic Integrity
requirements. Please SAVE and PRINT a hardcopy for your records.

Do we need a cover page /
title page / declaration /
contents page etc?

Do not include an assessment cover sheet, the assignment guide, verbatim case study information, plagiarism checklist, a
table of contents, or the marking rubric. These pages adversely influence the Turnitin report.

What’s included word limit
(+/-10%)?

The word limit refers only the content within the paper itself and NOT to the in-text citations and reference list.

What is the penalty if I go
over the word limit (+/-
10%)?

I will stop reading at 2200 words. Any content words you include after this point will not be read or included in marking.

How many references do
we need?

The minimum of references for this assessment is 10 peer-reviewed journal published articles, independently sourced by
the student. Using only the minimum number of references for this assessment would score you in the “Satisfactory”
category of the rubric.

In addition to Curtin’s
standard Academic
Integrity requirements,
what are the specific
Academic Integrity and APA
referencing requirements
for this assessment?

You must provide APA (6th ed.) citations and references for your content from another source in the presentation whether
it is paraphrased or quoted. You MUST give the page number (or paragraph number for an online source without
identifiable page numbers) and enclose the text in quotation marks if you are directly quoting verbatim or copying from
your source. This is a standard requirement of APA (6th ed.) format. Without both the page/paragraph number and
quotation marks it is considered to be plagiarism. You are not required to give the page/paragraph number if you are
adequately paraphrasing from your source – if you choose to do so then you must do this consistently throughout your
paper.
You must place your reference directly after each sentence where you have taken information from another source.

You can only use references for articles and books etc. which you have personally accessed and read yourself. You
cannot use a reference if you have not read the original source – if you want to use a reference for something you have not
read then you need to secondary cite this as per the example here: www.apastyle.org/cite-another-source.
Please be mindful of self-plagiarism (particularly if you are repeating the unit). You cannot reuse work which has previously
been submitted for assessment in this unit or in other units.
Here is the link to the most recent updated Curtin guide to APA referencing. This is regularly updated and corrected so it is
important to have the latest version (if you are still using the one you received in your first year then it is definitely time to
download the updated
version): libguides.library.curtin.edu.au/referencing/APA
Also, here is the link to the APA manual which is available on reserve in the library:
link.library.curtin.edu.au/p?CUR_ALMA2189023410001951

The APA itself also has a free online tutorial to assist you master referencing: www.apastyle.org/learn/tutorials/basics-
tutorial

How do I format essay The instructions in the CHAS booklet are only applicable for first year units; however, it does contain some useful general
writing guidelines. In addition to the guidelines described above, academic writing and formatting requirements that are
specific to this assessment are:
• Presented in Arial or Times New Roman font size 11 or 12
• Contractions (where two words have been shortened into one e.g. doesn’t, wouldn’t, couldn’t etc.) should not be
used in academic writing
• Numbers under 10 should be in written format (e.g. ‘five’). Numbers over 10 should be in numeric format (e.g. ‘20’)
• All numbers (no matter how big) at the very beginning of a sentence should be in written format (e.g. “Thirty-five
participants completed a questionnaire.”
• E.g. and i.e. should only be used when in parentheses (AKA brackets). When outside parentheses use “For
example,” for e.g. and “that is” for i.e.
• The word prove or its variants (such as proven, proves, or proved etc.) should not appear in your writing. Research
hypotheses are only supported or not supported within defined terms of reference. Use “demonstrates/d” or
“shows/n” etc. instead
• Always try and paraphrase from your source rather than quote as it demonstrates that you have understood the
material
• First person (i.e. “I”, “we” etc.) is allowed in this assessment
• Use Australian English spelling (e.g. “behaviour” rather than “behavior”)
• Please carefully proofread your paper and at least run the spelling and grammar check before submission

Where can I get some ideas
in how to write more
critically, concisely, and
effectively and improve my
academic writing skills?

A document with some writing hints and tips called “Writing Tips for Advanced Students” is available in the Case Study
folder in Blackboard. I strongly recommend you read it – it is the standard of writing by which you will be assessed.
Curtin University also has some very good FREE online programs to help you with your academic writing skills:
studyskills.curtin.edu.au
Here are some informative and funny guides to using apostrophes: theoatmeal.com/comics/apostrophe, using semicolons:
theoatmeal.com/comics/semicolon, and some commonly misspelt words: theoatmeal.com/comics/misspelling
The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University has lots of hints and tips on academic writing: owl.english.purdue.edu/owl
The Academic Phrasebank at Manchester University has some excellent ideas about how to phrase your ideas:
www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk

NURS4004 Mental Health
Wellbeing Case study – Rubric
Marking Guide

For each assessment criterion, category score ranges corresponding to different standards of performance

are stated below.

For each category, examples of standards of performance MAY include but are not limited to:

A Content and task fulfilment Unacceptable
0-3

Needs Improvement
4-6

Satisfactory
7-9

Proficient
10-12

Exceptional
13-15

1
Compare and contrast the
traditional model of mental
health care and recovery
models of care using Amy’s
case study as an example

Answers do not address
question and do not
effectively demonstrate
knowledge of traditional
and recovery models of
care. Answer is not well
supported by literature and
student’s learning is not
apparent from answer.

Answers are not well
supported by literature
or evidence of student
reading and preparation.
Supporting literature is
insufficient and some
literature is not relevant.

Generally comparison of
care are well covered but
discussion is limited in
depth. Answers supported
by literature.

Broad discussion of how
the focus of care has
changed over the years.
Specific examples related
to Amy are included.
Points addressed are well
supported by literature
and analysis of
information.

Excellent discussion on
changing focus of mental
health care. Specific
examples related to Amy
are included. Points
addressed are well
supported by literature
and analysis of
information.

Unacceptable
0-2

Needs Improvement
3-4

Satisfactory
5-6

Proficient
7-8

Exceptional
9-10

2 Discuss factors that facilitated
Amy’s mental health recovery

Question is generally poorly
answered and answers
provided lack depth and
understanding of issues and
discussion is not well
supported by literature.

Answer is lacking in
depth and does not
address key issues in
relation to supporting
Amy’s mental health
recovery. Specific
examples not included.
The use of more
supporting literature is
needed.

Adequate discussion of
factors that facilitated
Amy’s recovery. Specific
examples are included.
More supportive and
informative literature is
needed.

Broad discussion of
factors that facilitated
Amy’s recovery with
specific examples and
application provided.
Literature presented is
relevant and generally
well sourced and
interpreted by student
and supports points made
about Amy’s recovery

Excellent discussion of
factors that facilitated
Amy’s recovery with
specific examples and
application. Supporting
literature of a high
standard. Student learning
is evident.

Unacceptable
0-2

Needs Improvement
3-4

Satisfactory
5-6

Proficient
7-8

Exceptional
9-10

3
Discuss how nurses can use
recovery focused care with
people admitted to acute
mental health units

Descriptions presented are
poor. Supporting literature
is of a low standard, little
application to clinical
practice

Some descriptions
supplied but how these
are used is not
elaborated on,
particularly in relation to
application to clinical
practice. Supporting
literature not well
sourced and presented.

Overall discussion on how
nurses can use recovery
focused care clinically is
acceptable but answer
lacking in detail. Not well
supported by literature.

Generally answer covers
most of the issues of how
nurses can utilise recovery
focused care in acute
mental health settings.
Literature presented is
relevant and well sourced.

Well presented.
Application of how nurses
can support people on
their recovery journey in
acute mental health
settings is outlined.
Answer well supported by
relevant literature.

B Writing style, structure,
referencing and presentation

Unacceptable
0

Needs Improvement
0.75

Satisfactory
1.5

Proficient
1.75

Exceptional
2

4
Formatting, paragraphing,
fluency, cohesion, and style of
writing

Major errors in referencing,
formatting, spelling, and/or
grammar that distract the
reader to the extent that
the meaning of the words is
unclear. Language is unclear
and difficult to read
throughout the paper.
Content does not flow
smoothly and logically

Significant referencing,
formatting, spelling,
and/or grammatical
errors that distract the
reader, and may obscure
the meaning of the
words. Language is
unclear in places making
the paper difficult to
read. Content generally
does not flow smoothly
and logically.

Some significant
formatting, spelling,
and/or grammatical errors
that sometimes distract
the reader. Language is
unclear in places, however
no meaning is lost.
Content generally flows
logically

Minor occasional
formatting, spelling,
and/or grammatical
errors. Clear and effective
language used throughout
paper. Content flows
smoothly and logically

Free or almost free from,
formatting, spelling,
and/or grammatical
errors. Clear, succinct, and
effective language used
throughout the paper.
Content flows smoothly
and logically

Unacceptable
0

Needs Improvement
0.75

Satisfactory
1.5

Proficient
1.75

Exceptional
2

5
Evidence of adequate reading and
research to justify and defend
ideas and claims throughout
presentation

• Minimum of 10 peer-
reviewed journal published

articles independently
sourced by the student
AND
• Uses the video/ case
study/article as an example
to illustrate a particular claim
or claims being made in the
paper.

Presentation doesn’t include
the minimum number of
references

Uses the minimum
number of references
and little else. If other
resources are used they
likely include mainly
textbook and/or internet
sources to support ideas
presented and where
peer-reviewed journal
research would have
been available to support
claims and/or the unit’s
readings.

Uses the minimum
number of references.

Also uses some peer-
reviewed literature

sourced by the group to
support ideas presented
but may rely on textbook
and/or internet sources as
evidence base to support
ideas presented and
where peer-reviewed
journal research would
have been available to
support claims and/or the
unit’s readings

In addition to including
the minimum number of
references, mostly utilises
a range of peer-reviewed
journal literature as
evidence base to support
ideas presented

In addition to including
the minimum number of
references, also mostly

uses a wide range of high-
quality peer-reviewed

research study journal
literature as evidence
base to support ideas
presented

Unacceptable
0

Needs Improvement
0.25

Satisfactory
0.5

Proficient
0.75

Exceptional
1

6
APA 6th ed. end-text and in-text
format and accurate
acknowledgement of sources,
paraphrases, and direct quotes
(including from videos)
throughout

Three or more fundamental
errors in applying APA (6th
ed.) format

Two fundamental errors
in applying APA (6th ed.)
format

One fundamental error in
applying APA (6th ed.)
format

Minor typographical-type
errors in APA (6th ed.)
format

No errors in APA (6th ed.)
format

Sub-scores: Content and task fulfilment 35
Writing style, structure, referencing and presentation 5
TOTAL out of 40
Please ensure that you have downloaded your marked assessment, feedback, and rubric for all assessments before the end of semester as you will

not have access to Blackboard after the final results are published.