Biopsychosocial of First episode psychosis!/search?ho=t&fvf=ContentType,Journal%20Article,f&l=en-AU&q=schizophrenia

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You are to write an essay, which analyses a case study, in order to discuss appropriate bio-psychosocial factors and nursing management or interventions relevant to that case.
Recent and relevant literature must be used to support your discussion.
1) Select a case study provided.
2) Use recent literature to support your discussion:
2.1) Discuss bio-psychosocial factors that contribute to the development of the selected disorder.
2.2) Discuss a nursing management or interventions appropriate for your
selected case study.
2.3) Discuss ethical implications for the selected case study.

Other elements:
? Always refer to the School of Nursing & Midwifery Writing and Referencing Guide
? Ensure that you use scholarly literature (digitised readings, research articles,
Relevant Government reports and textbooks) that has been published within the last 5 years.
? Provide a clear introduction and conclusion to your paper.
? You may use headings to organise your work if you wish.
? Unless otherwise instructed, write in the third person.
? Use academic language throughout.

Marking Criteria

– Assignment has as an opening paragraph that contextualises the assignment.
– Clearly identifies the aim of the assignment /5

– Clearly identifies and discusses biopsychosocial factors influencing the development of the disorder in the selected case study. /25

– Clearly identifies and discusses nursing management or interventions appropriate for the selected case study. /30

– Clearly discusses ethical implications appropriate for the selected case study /15

– Has a concluding paragraph that summarises the overall argument in the assignment.
– Does not introduce any new information or references in the conclusion. /5

– Identifies, analyses and uses good quality evidence to support the outlined relevant points. Uses at least 10 sources from the scholarly literature published in the last 5 years.
– Referencing as per APA Style 6th Edition
– Separate page for reference list headed ?References? /10

– Conforms to the Assignment Presentation Formatting Guidelines.
? Correct word count (2,000 words). Uses academic language throughout.
? Essay is well presented, with correct spelling, grammar, and well-constructed sentence and paragraph structure. /10

Case 1: First episode psychosis

John is an 18-year-old student. He lives with his mother Anne, who is 50 years old, and his stepfather Greg, who is 53 years old. Anne was remarried 9 years ago. John is the youngest of three children and he is the only child to still live in the family home with his parents.

John is now in Grade 12. He liked to socialise with friends and was fun loving. In the past seven months he started to have changes in behaviours and appearance. John was disruptive and started to talk and laugh inappropriately in class. He also became isolated and did not want to join in any activities at school. He used to receive good grades but since the beginning of the year he started to lose his concentration and attention. His school performance became poor and he was frequently tardy. John had finally stopped going to school over the last two months. John has a history of drug abuse. He started to use marijuana when he was in Grade 9 because the group of friends he was hanging out with also used drugs. John uses amphetamines on a regular basis. He occasionally drinks alcohol and smokes cigarettes.

John was brought to a mental health unit by his parents after he had been noted wandering around the house and talking to himself for over a week. This is his first admission. On admission, John appears suspicious and has unkempt hygiene. He stated he heard voices from a group of two men and a woman. The voices kept telling him that he was ?no good? and ?everybody hated? him. Sometimes they told him to kill himself and sometimes to kill older people. John also believes that he has special powers and he is a spy working for the government. John is argumentative and sometimes becomes aggressive. He has a history of aggression and violence.

John?s mother told the admitting nurse that John?s father has schizophrenia and he was abusive to her and the children. They divorced when John was 8 years old. After the divorce, John?s family relocated to different cities. John also had to move to different schools, so he did not have any close friends.